Gotta get this done, folks.
Gotta get this done, folks.
On the heels of the DNC comes some encouraging news:
A federal appeals court decisively struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law on Friday, saying its provisions deliberately “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision” in an effort to depress black turnout at the polls.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel unleashed a blistering 83-page can of “WTF were you THINKING” on the hapless dopes of the NCGOP, noting that the law “constitute inapt remedies for the problems assertedly justifying them and, in fact, impose cures for problems that did not exist.”
Particularly damning evidence was brought to light when it was revealed that the legislature took this action only after the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act pertaining to federal oversight of election policy, meticulously studying voting patterns and procedures favored by minorities, and then deliberately restricting or eliminating those (and only those) patterns and procedures.
Similarly restrictive provisions in Wisconsin’s voter ID law were also struck down.
North Carolina officials stated their intent to appeal, but with a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court level (thanks for not doing your jobs, GOP senators!) it is likely that the rejection of the law will stand for this election cycle.
Well, Pat got what he THOUGHT he wanted.
Loss of business didn’t phase him.
Boycotts didn’t phase him.
His own attorney general telling him that the law was unconstitutional AND that he would not enforce it didn’t phase him.
No, he doubled down and SUED the feds for the “right” to discriminate.
Can you smell what’s cooking now, Pat?
You’re about to learn a hard lesson, Pat.
We know your real goal was to try to gut workplace protections for workers within North Carolina, including the right to sue at any level other than federal for wrongful or discriminatory actions, and also to prevent municipalities to set their own minimum wage laws. We know Art Pope’s got you pimped out fifteen ways from Sunday. We know you chose your target thinking you’d get away with it.
YOU. WERE. WRONG.
And now the whole world’s going to watch you get handed your ass for it.
You should have known your role.
This is pretty awesome. An Alabama jogger is jogging, as is the custom, and gets stopped by the local constabulary because REASONS. Also, it’s nighttime, and it’s dark, and HE’S dark, so clearly he’s a thug of some kind running from some crime that hasn’t even been called in yet. Maybe the officer is part of the Pre-Crime Division? Anyway, a situation that could easily result in yet another shooting (and post-mortem smearing) of a non-criminal citizen heads in an entirely different direction:
Well played, sir.
John Oliver’s take on the events in Ferguson:
Welcome to “post-racial” America.