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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Statement on Shelby County v. Holder

Today, the Supreme Court made headlines with its decision in Shelby County v. Holder. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the Court’s majority, recognized that “voting discrimination still exists” and upheld the vast majority of the Voting Rights Act of 1964. But the Court struck down the decades-old coverage formula that determined which states must seek approval from the federal government before changing their voting laws. In doing so, the Court called upon Congress to modernize voting laws for the 21st century. (more…)

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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