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June 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Supreme Court strikes down centerpiece of Voting Rights Act

Court’s decision was based in evidence I suggest the liberal community stop hyperventilating and whining long enough to look at the facts. [“Future of voting-rights law in doubt,” page one, June 26.] First, any discrimination in voting requirements is still just as illegal as it has been since 1964. That has not changed. Second, if any jurisdiction…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: SCOTUS, supreme court of the united states, Voting rights

June 27, 2013 at 7:30 AM

U.S. Supreme Court decisions

Supreme Court is not working for the people It is clear to me now that the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court is viewing things through glasses provided by corporate America. [“Court sends back Texas affirmative-action plan,” news, June 25.] The Supreme Court’s decisions of the last few days read like a page from…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: affirmative action, consumers, minorities

March 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Supreme Court takes on Arizona law that discourages illegal immigrants from voting

Problem is significant In theory. the Obama administration is supposed to look out for the welfare of United States citizens. The watchword here is “theory.” It seems the Obama administration is much more concerned with the “rights” of illegal immigrants to vote in U.S. elections than protecting the rights of U.S. citizens [“Arizona’s voter-registration hurdle…


Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Immigration, U.S. Supreme Court | Topics: Arizona, Voting rights

March 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Washington state election system should consider minority populations

Bills provide for democracy I applaud the views expressed in the editorial “Local voting rights,” [Opinion, Feb. 8]. This is our state’s chance to ensure all communities have fair representation in local elections. Many East African immigrants come from countries where they are denied the opportunity of having their voices heard on political issues. When they…


Comments | More in Politics, Race | Topics: HB 1413, immigrant communities, racial minorities