“The Supreme Court Giveth and the Supreme Court Taketh Away”

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6/27/13

“Today’s ruling affirms what we stand for as Americans — the guarantee that every person and every family is given equal respect under the law. It means that married same-sex couples can participate fully in federal programs that provide much-needed security for American families.” — Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.

6/26/13

“The full magnitude of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder has yet to be understood, but it is deeply troubling. The inevitable impact will be to weaken voters’ rights at a time when election-driven efforts to suppress those rights in certain populations — for partisan political gain — have increased exponentially. It will be more difficult to prevent states from discriminating against voters on the basis of race. State legislators will be encouraged to see what they can get away with, and race-based incidents of discrimination will increase.”– Gregory B. Craig, Special to The Washington Post

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