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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Statement by the President on the Supreme Court Ruling on Shelby County v. Holder (what we should care about instead of ___________).



I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today.  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.

As a nation, we’ve made a great deal of progress towards guaranteeing every American the right to vote.  But, as the Supreme Court recognized, voting discrimination still exists.    And while today’s decision is a setback, it doesn’t represent the end of our efforts to end voting discrimination.

 I am calling on Congress to pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls.  My Administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process.

Editor's Note: Now, my dear sweet Republic, in light of this Supreme Court decision, what in the world could be of more importance? The People should consider where today's decision will lead us as a nation. The right to vote is a lynch pin in our identity as a Nation.

What do we instead find ourselves discussing?

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