Even as Antonin Scalia led his right-wing cohorts in trying to gut the Voting Rights Act, labeling it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Obama and Congressional leaders unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks across town. The law was challenged by Alabama officials who argued "the problem to which the Voting Rights Act was addressed is solved.” Uh, right.
" This outcome is one secured by The People—speaking up, resisting, and remaining steadfast in our opposition."
Thomas Farr, who worked for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms, would be a threat...
"We have had systematic disenfranchisement of voters. We have seen gross...
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