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(26 posts)
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 04:00 PM Nov 2023

On The 8th Circuit's Ruling Today: Remember...

Paul Weyrich, "father" of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups tells his flock that he doesn't want people to vote. He complains that fellow Christians have "Goo-Goo Syndrome": Good Government. Classic clip from 1980. This guy still gives weekly strategy sessions to Republicans nowadays. The entire dialog from the clip:

"Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."

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On The 8th Circuit's Ruling Today: Remember... (Original Post) DiJee Nov 2023 OP
The Fifth Circuit just decided the opposite a week ago LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #1
Republicans will do anything to block minority voting rights. LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #2
Those black people are harmed scipan Nov 2023 #3


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1. The Fifth Circuit just decided the opposite a week ago
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:17 PM
Nov 2023


Lawsuit filed on behalf of voters and civil rights groups challenging Louisiana’s new congressional map. The complaint points out that, even though Black residents make up one-third of Louisiana’s population, they can only elect their candidate of choice in one out of the six congressional districts. The plaintiffs argue that, by failing to include a second minority opportunity district, this new congressional map dilutes the voting strength of Black residents in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Because of this, the plaintiffs ask the court to block the map and order the creation of a new map that includes a second minority opportunity district in compliance with the VRA. The case was consolidated with Galmon v. Ardoin.

On June 6, 2022, a preliminary injunction was granted blocking the congressional map for the 2022 election cycle, which the defendants immediately appealed. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an administrative stay (meaning pause) of the district court’s order, but three days later vacated the administrative stay and denied the motion to stay pending appeal.


(2,480 posts)
3. Those black people are harmed
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 10:18 PM
Nov 2023

I don't know how that court can deny standing.

Haven't read the Opinion. But other courts have come to the opposite conclusion including SCOTUS. Don't know what is different.

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