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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:38 PM

Courts' Republican Appointees Are Dismantling Voting Rights: Study

Source: MSN

A study commissioned by a group that favors expanding the U.S. Supreme Court found that Republican-appointed judges and justices in 2020 have repeatedly ruled in favor of making it harder for Americans to vote.

The “Anti-Democracy Scorecard” study from the group Take Back the Court found that on election-related cases, Republican appointees interpreted the law in a way that hindered voting access 80% of the time, as compared to 37% of the time with Democratic appointees.

Among judges and justices appointed by President Donald Trump, that figure jumped to 85%.

Take Back the Court included all cases that federal judges and Supreme Court justices voted on this year that concerned litigants “seeking freedom to vote, ballot access, or lowered signature requirements,” the group said. The group used nine different litigation-tracking databases to identify the cases. Overall, it counted 309 votes by judges in 175 decisions.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/courts-republican-appointees-are-dismantling-voting-rights-study/ar-BB1a6ImX?li=BBnb7Kz



This just reinforces why Republicans are rushing to appoint a Supreme Court replacement. This is why we need to fight for every Senate seat given that Republicans are afraid of Democracy and are looking for partisan, racist hacks whose fidelity is to the Republican party, rather than rule of law.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:07 PM

1. I think we are going to take control of the Senate

270 to Win maintains 8 different Senate forecasts here. A Democratic majority or a tie is projected in every one of them. We have the momentum.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:11 PM

2. This country has to turn around, strengthening democracy is

high up on the long list. I'd like to see democracy universities & community centers, free civics classes, more.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:46 AM

3. Its also why we need to expand the sizes of all the federal courts as well as SCOTUS as if we

remain on this current path with extremist conservatives dictating we will become a carbon copy of the country in the Handmaid's Tale.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:11 AM

4. Could President Biden order states to drop voter suppression rules? Can't he write an E.O. that...

...make illegal effort to suppress voting, institute or use poll taxes, limit ballot boxes, stop harvesting and many more Republiscum tricks?

Starting with red states, especially Florida, to mandate fair voting rules.

Why not? If challenged, let the SC decide. Then, if they side with suppression, add those 3 additional SC judges and use their oppostion to this most sacred Constitutional right to support this move.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:54 PM

5. I've been thinking the same thing we should pass legislation to do it.

We probably could do that if we torpedo the filibuster for everything, like we should have done years ago.

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