The Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights and Hands a Gift to the Koch Brothers
We begin with the Supreme Court’s end of term bombshells dropped today which make it clear that the court’s 6 to 3 supermajority of conservatives and extreme conservatives are engaged in judicial activism which in the case of the rulings today, make it clear that we are dealing with partisan Republican operatives in robes when it comes to decisions on elections and how they are financed. Joining us is Leah Litman, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and is now a regular contributor to the Take Care blog and is the co host and creator of Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the U.S. Supreme Court. We discuss the gutting of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act eight years after Chief Justice John Roberts gutted Section 5 of the VRA, and the decision on dark money that found in favor of the Koch Brothers, with Justice Alito arguing that billionaires who are shaping our politics and our buying our politicians wholesale, are somehow being stigmatized and having their privacy invaded if they have to reveal who and what they are buying.
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