The Voting Rights Act decision takes away Federal control of local voting rules, especially in the South.
Huge Supreme Court decision restores power to states to run their own election. http://t.co/Qcg7bjEzR0— Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) June 25, 2013
Robert Stacy McCain, who lives in the South, Tweets:
"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!" http://t.co/X4l6pvcFwe - via @instapundit— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) June 25, 2013
Sean Trende links to someone reacting rationally:
A good take on the Section 4/5 case from Wonkblog. http://t.co/YQDzeLDzYm— Sean Trende (@SeanTrende) June 25, 2013
Melissa Harris-Perry (a nominally black lady professor) thinks this has taken away her "citizenship."
Meltdown of the day: Melissa Harris-Perry laments loss of citizenship after SCOTUS' VRA decision http://t.co/blRU12Mk70— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) June 25, 2013
Matt Yglesias, who is nominally Hispanic, is going on about the evils of the old National Review.
NRO hails SCOTUS VRA ruling as a “civil rights victory” and obviously they would know: http://t.co/OfqGXqjmGT— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 25, 2013
Previous National Review editorializing on voting rights issues had more straightforward framing: http://t.co/c7zV1IOk1E— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 25, 2013
It's true that in the old days(50 or 60 years ago) National Review took the Southern, white, side of the Voting Rights issue, see here, and here. But they've more or less given that up.
Ask John Derbyshire if you don't believe me.
P.S. Has Matt Yglesias visited Birmingham, Atlanta, or Memphis, recently to enjoy the consequences of Voting Rights Act? NRO staffers were a little freaked out by Charlotte, NC.
And Dave Weigel asks a question:
Somebody tell me again why we can't have universal, easy voter registration and voter ID— daveweigel (@daveweigel) June 25, 2013
Answer: because it's racist. The Mexicans have it, and everybody knows they're racist.