The decision to effectively invalidate the Voting Rights Act is the Roberts court's most hypocritical ruling.
The Supreme Court's conservative justices have said that nine unelected judges should not overrule the voters' elected representatives unless the Constitution demands it. Here, the court threw out a 98-0 Senate vote in 2006 to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, thousands of pages of congressional voting rights research and almost 50 years of effective legislation.
Five justices state that, in their view, circumstances no longer warrant voting rights protections, ironically because the Voting Rights Act has been so effective. Millions of minority voters whose districts have been gerrymandered and whose polling places and hours have been cynically eroded in the last few years will be shocked to hear that protections are no longer needed.
So much for a strict interpretation of the Constitution.
Thank goodness we have Antonin Scalia and the four other conservative justices on the Supreme Court to protect us from the "racial entitlement" of free and unfettered voting.