The six conservative justices haven’t been shy about jettisoning decades of precedent and even their supposedly moderate rulings aren’t so moderate.
It wasn’t ideal, but by a 6-3 vote, the justices rebuked the radical proposition that statehouses can ignore the voting protections in state constitutions.
The statute jacks up fines and imposes onerous new requirements on the American tradition of community groups registering voters—a move so at odds with historical precedent that even conservative judges, including the Roberts Court, should strike it down.
The new conservative majority on the state Supreme Court overturns two important gerrymandering decisions.
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After a change in justices, the court is ignoring precedent and taking aim at issues like redistricting and voter ID laws.
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In a case it will hear next week, the Court could side with Alabama and deliver a devastating blow to the landmark civil rights law.
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On the verge of enactment, the statute enshrines access to the ballot, even establishing a pre-clearance test like the one the Supreme Court struck down in 2013. Why other states should emulate what Albany is doing.