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Not so fast…”Racially Charged Attacks Against Justice Scalia Unfounded”

I recently made comments in response to a Heritage Foundation article trying to whitewash the incendiary remarks uttered by US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia saying voting rights protections “perpetuated racial entitlements.” I wrote: “Hans [von Spakovsky], your thoughts were … Continue reading

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DOJ Pre-Clears NY Senate Redistricting Lines

As I expected the US Department of Justice has pre-cleared the state’s legislative redistricting plan. On Friday, Assistant US Attorney Thomas Perez, head of the Civil Rights Division, sent a letter to lawyers for the NYS Senate Majority saying that … Continue reading

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Time to End Voting Rights Review

In today’s NY Post, I urge state leaders to declare victory over our past and to apply for relief from Justice Department pre-clearance oversight of its redistricting plans and election changes (required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act). … Continue reading

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