PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama has pledged that his administration will do “everything in its power” to repair the damage done by the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday when it struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. “I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today,” he said in a statement. “For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent.”
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Attorney General Eric Holder expresses disappointment in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the Alabama voting rights case, Shelby County v. Holder, June 25, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) by George E. Curry WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the part determining which states and political subdivisions are subject to the preclearance provision of the law, is likely to spark voting rights challenges around the nation, according to a study by New York University.
by Brian Bakst ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Democratic legislator from Minnesota swiftly apologized Tuesday for a tweet he sent that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Thomas” following a major ruling on the nation’s landmark voting rights law.
by Lee A. Daniels For someone who seems to revel in being silent during the Supreme Court’s traditionally lively oral arguments – when a…
JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS (Photo: U.S. Supreme Court) (CNN) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court’s only African American jurist, opened up recently about his thoughts on race and the White House.
SPEAKS AT DUQUESNE–Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife Virginia Thomas in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) by Kevin Begos PITTSBURGH (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday he is heartbroken over the persistent poverty and social troubles among many Black communities but has no answers on how to solve these problems.