Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. Supremes: "When We Want More People To Vote, It'll Be a Cold Day in Palm Beach"

The guys who had the power to give us Citizens United v. F.E.C. have struck again. They think there's entirely too much early voting in Ohio.

To recap, the Republican legislators in the Buckeye State had reduced the number of days of Early Voting, eliminated Sunday voting, and axed same-day registration. A Federal judge ruled the changes unconstitutional, and his ruling was upheld by a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Yesterday, The Five Conservative Partisans found time in their busy day to overturn the Sixth Circuit and the original Federal judge, which means the cuts to ballot access will go forward in Ohio.

"Found time"? Yesterday was the so-called "long conference" at the Court, when the justices consider the backlog of petitions for cases that have built up over the summer. Yet, despite the pile of hundreds of petitions to be sifted through, The Five Guys still found time yesterday to make it harder for Ohio residents to cast a vote.

Don't know what could make it any clearer that our democracy is withering in the grip of men who consider the rights of corporations waaay above actual breathing people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen brother.