Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Quoted by digby

Re-Posted from HULLABALOO

 

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RuthBaderGinsburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

 

QOTD: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

by digby

 

Official portrait of Supreme Court Justice Rut...
Official portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Congress approached the 2006 reauthorization of the VRA
with great care and seriousness. The same cannot be said of the Court’s
opinion today. The Court makes no genuine attempt to engage with the
massive legislative record that Congress assembled. Instead, it relies
on increases in voter registration and turnout as if that were the whole
story. See supra, at 18–19. Without even identifying a standard of
review
, the Court dismissively brushes off arguments based on “data from
the record,” and declines to enter the “debat[e about] what [the]
record shows” … One would expect more from an opinion striking at the
heart of the Nation’s signal piece of civil-rights legislation.”

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