A couple of high interest cases that are on the docket for the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will no doubt make big news soon.
Just yesterday, while hearing oral arguments regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Justice Antonin Scalia sparked controversy when he referred to Section 5 of the law as “the perpetuation of a racial entitlement,” sparking immediate backlash from the left. Expect the usual wailing from the left that Scalia is a racist, or at least a mean-spirited old white guy that should retire from the Court. But Chief Justice Roberts, the ObamaCare enabler, seemed to thinking along those lines as well when he asked the Department of Justice lawyers, “Is it the government’s submission that the citizens in the South are more racist than the citizens in the North?”
Experienced SCOTUS observers seem to think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires states with a history of discrimination (mostly in the South) to get permission from the federal government before making any changes to their voting procedures, will be struck down.
And soon SCOTUS will take up the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This past Friday the Obama Administration weighed in with a friend-of-the-court brief in the Supreme Court case on Section 3 of the DOMA case, urging it to be struck down as unconstitutional.
Should be an interesting spring at SCOTUS.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media and Co-Producer of Liberty Today, a weekly television program seen on cable systems in most of South Dakota***
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