July 7, 2021
SALON: The Roberts Court is destroying voting rights — winning back state legislatures is the only answer

Another coffin nail for the Voting Rights Act — and the only remedy is political victory at the state level


PUBLISHED JULY 5, 2021 7:00AM (EDT) in Salon

This week, a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that has dedicated itself to making it more difficult for Americans to vote struck again and drove a nail further into the heart of the already-gutted Voting Rights Act. As Republican state legislatures nationwide continue to pass restrictive laws that place additional burdens especially on voters of color, this Court, over a decade of shameful, pinched jurisprudence, has slowly eviscerated the crucial tools enacted to curb the worst instincts of lawmakers.

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Cover Photo: John Roberts | Supreme Court (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)