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The SCOTUS Shuffle: Two Steps Forward One Big Step Back

Zachary Slobig

Amy Goodman writes here with a critical reminder. "People should channel the joy they feel for the marriage equality victories today to a renewed struggle for voting rights, for equality for all."

It's been an historic week for the highest court, but it's important not to overlook how the justices decided to essentially gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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  • Zachary Slobig

    A smart friend recently commented, apropos of this discussion: "No small part of today's victory springs from the very same set of historic efforts cut off at the knees in yesterday's Voting Rights Act decisions. So while we rightly hail some progressive rulings today, let's also consider the consequences of retrenchment, as it can stunt how freely the diversity banner flies."