The Republican Party is unified in its collaborative efforts to target and suppress voters, and the courts have failed to hold them accountable. Unfortunately, things have not changed as dramatically as the courts had promised.
The right to vote is under attack. And unless we reform voting jurisprudence, courts are not equipped to stop it. The time has come to restore the more probing analysis of voting restrictions articulated 50 years ago.
Those of us who care about democracy can no longer afford to rely on the type of prideful political courage Kennedy described in 1955. We must go further to display our own political courage by tackling these grave problems.
More than 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that eligible citizens have a constitutional right to vote and “to have their votes counted.” Now more than ever, we must fight to ensure every vote is counted.
We must continue to bring cases. We must continue to do everything we can do to make the legal system work for justice for all. We will now have to do so without the hope of Justice Kennedy, but we cannot not give up.
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