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Monday, August 08, 2005

Ginning up the Voting Rights Attack on Roberts

In today's L.A. Times a Cal Tech Professor named Morgan Kousser plays off Professor Richard Hasen's recent Times Op-ed to call Judge Roberts "an extreme opponent of minority voting rights." This is an effort to smear Roberts as an "opponent of minority voting rights" for taking positions back in 1982 that have proven, over time - to be correct. In brief, Roberts argued that a particular interpretation of the Act would lead to a de facto legislative quota system. See my earlier post here on the subject, and here on the nature of the game to cut off debate on the subject by tarring Roberts and others as "anti-voting rights."

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