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In other news a monumental decision from the highest court in the land the Supreme Court ruled in a 54 decision.
A part of the voting rights act of 1965.
And the provision was designed -- stop voter discrimination requires fifteen states.
To seek federal permission before changing their voting laws Chief Justice John Roberts he wrote for the majority opinion essentially said that the laws outdated.
He explained quote coverage today is based on decades old data and eradicated -- its practices while the Supreme Court.
Is asking congress to come up with a new formula liberals are already voicing our -- joining me now -- -- columnist Erik rush.
Fox News contributor.
Juan Williams what do you do you disagree one with the decision here and outdated data I -- it's fairly common sense right.
Now I think it's not outdated I mean that you -- pointing back in nineteen 65 when the voting rights act was passed that would be outdated no question.
But the fact is just the last election.
Section -- the pre clearance provision of the voting rights act shot.
Was used by the -- -- by the federal government to going to Texas.
And say that the way that the state had been gerrymandered in terms of congressional districts depressed the Latino vote.
Same thing look at the voter ID they were able to delay the implementation of voter ID in South Carolina because it would -- help women aren't so if you look at Atlanta Cynthia -- old district.
I went all the way from Atlanta and -- although it Allison -- I mean -- on both sides -- you know.
I don't know you're right you're exactly right I think that the -- the gerrymandering is working right now is a distortion it's based on racial politics to keep the powerful in power in elected office and it's not allowing I think that somebody who expressed.
What did this lost so much I mean.
Well look I I Erica what -- John Roberts said it would have been irrational if they started from scratch in 2006 it would be irrational for congress to distinguish between states.
And such a -- fundamental way with forty year old data.
Well I think that anything that do -- the influence of the federal government in this State's voting process is going to be frowned upon.
By this administration.
You know what they're imperial policies and all of that.
Also you know -- this is going to facilitate these things like voter ID.
And -- these anti fraud measures which is something that this administration isn't gonna want that liberals aren't gonna want because they.
If they're going to allow fraud that the fraudulent practices to continuing their they want.
-- you know this administration wants laxity.
When you've got widespread instances of voter fraud coming up when you've got entire segments of the demographic.
Of voters totaling -- then that the population demographics in that area.
You know the states really have to step in and do something and hope holder has been -- Eric Holder.
But the attorney general has been fighting that for a long time.
On this pretext that you know there is a lot of discrimination.
Anderson's gerrymandering that is going toward.
-- racial you know that is racially motivated when the fact is that it is not.
When it why then Juan what we had the new Black Panther Party with their batons in the military garb you why -- you smiling.
As a lot yeah.
-- everything they can't.
Out -- you want to equate that with people who are being denied the right to vote they want and he's intimidated and I go -- people are gonna.
You wanted to talk history shot let's talk about people who were given literacy -- let's talk about people at how do you agree that -- -- today that's what that's what Justice Roberts was saying.
You think in 1965 Barack Obama a black American could be elected president.
You think that what happened sixty -- -- now of course I thought well I changed my point that's Robert's point.
Now it's not the point the point well Frist made was that the formula was all of them that there's no longer this need for protection and what I just said -- you wise.
Just last year in Texas.
The Justice Department filed suit.
Judges agreed that this was an outrageous act of depressing -- 100000 there is -- -- -- think Eric's point but it's a 1008 and apparently nobody cared about the new Black Panther Party.
Well they didn't ever get -- nobody ever said that they didn't vote or felt intimidated shot it was one guy might gadget guy -- -- you make it a big via email Tom got a black.
-- and you think oh my god he's threatening -- you.
I've not I wouldn't -- -- go into a polling Booth when I had two guys John Kerry got them -- -- but I'm John yeah it was a black neighborhood nobody even noticed they got nobody.
Really nobody manly Erica so I guess that's okay now it's acceptable standard.
We can send.
I can be and -- but batons and part of polling place and okay.
-- -- -- he was convicted by the way by the way he was convicted and told not to do whatever you -- and what's that -- yeah.
-- that what's going to caucus states that have blocked black people from voting Eric.
You know pointing to the egregious -- as of the past is is really kind of a non sequitur issue nobody's saying that there shouldn't be.
Any oversight at all.
But you know pointing to the things that have happened in the past they were egregious is is not.
Germane to what's going on now.
We've got far far more of a problem with.
It dead voters and the entire blocks of voters giving up.
A a -- -- about how they dubbed the ailing owner of not being able to be found a complete skeleton please don't interrupt me -- -- don't have a nice bucket that we have a weight than we have with minorities being prevented from voting.
They -- -- that this is a pretext that this administration.
Has been fighting in these conditions do not exist anymore and I agree with the high.
On a positive note.
The the country thankfully rightly so has made a lot of progress and what the -- was saying what the court was saying here.
It you can't use forty year old outdated data.
As it relates to this and I think that we are able to ever point shot someone last point which is Republicans win this thing with extended you know the Republican and Republican House voted I think it was like 39 needed 33 they think yes the formula still holds.
They they did but I think they were wrong and ended the quarter reasoning.
Okay they might have been playing politics to.
A lot of lot of -- -- that I could not play at -- politics here Republicans and house my dad.
All right good to see about thank you play.
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