What can I say???? Useless SCOTUS!!Useless politicians!!
The Daily Show host rips the high court’s conservative majority for gutting minority voting rights, unless Congress steps in. Sigh.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act — thus punching, says John Oliver on Tuesday night’s Daily Show, a hole through the landmark civil rights law “in the exact shape of John Roberts’ middle finger.”
If the law were as obsolete and archaic as Chief Justice Roberts suggests, says Oliver, then the Justice Department probably wouldn’t have found it necessary to invoke it 74 times since 2000. And Texas, Oliver points out, waited less than two hours before announcing it would put its own contentious voting laws into place immediately following the ruling.
The good news, Oliver says, is that the Supreme Court opened the door to fixing the problem; the bad news is that the hopeless Congress would have to pass…
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