Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Supreme Court and race: unfinished business

The New York Times' Linda Greenhouse gives a heads-up with respect to a few Supreme Court Justices' sentiments on civil-rights legislation, and how those sentiments might play out if the Court addresses a pending challenge to the Voting Rights Act.

I'm wary of promoting opinion pieces (this is from Greenhouse's Opinionator blog), but I have a particular interest in the Court and I respect Greenhouse's insights. She puts the cases she discusses into context, explaining some of the parties involved (conservatives might well argue she spends more time exploring the conservative organizations supporting the challenges than the presumably liberal ones opposing them) and the reason why the challenged laws were put into place by Congress. That context alone is reason enough to read her blog entry.

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