Monday, 6/17/13, Public Square

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by | June 17, 2013 · 6:00 am

16 responses to “Monday, 6/17/13, Public Square

  1. Kris Kobach just had his ass handed to him by the United States Supreme Court. In a 7-2 decision, written by Justice Scalia, the “papers please” proof-of-citizenship requirements for voter registration have been declared unconstitutional. Federal law preempts, the Court has decided.

    (from the decision): The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires States to “accept and use” a uniform federal form to register voters for federal elections. 42 U. S. C. §1973gg–4(a)(1). That “Federal Form,” developed by the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), requires only that an applicant aver, under penalty of perjury, that he is a citizen.
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-71_7l48.pdf

  2. For a bit of entertainment.

    • Speechless, dumbfounded, whatever; are all Campus Republicans Marketing majors with no liberal arts classes required for graduation?
      indy, didn’t think it was possible, but you’re on to something.

    • Young people might find the republicans making this absurd plan laughable. Clowns.

  3. I just heard Kobach comment on today’s SCOTUS decision saying it didn’t pertain at all to the new Kansas law and it will still be required for new voters to show proof of citizenship when registering in Kansas. He DID NOT limit this to state elections, it was for all people registering in the state for the first time. So there goes more of our taxes to pay for yet another lawsuit. These republicans are sure good at passing and/or attempting to enforce laws that have already been proven illegal.

    • Kobach needs to have the AG explain this to him very slowly so it has ample opportunity to soak in. Since it takes quite a while for water to penetrate granite, they should start this today and schedule sessions daily. It might not work, but it might keep him off the streets.

      • I suspect Kobach – and his devoted followers – truly believe that they are not expected to follow the SCOTUS rulings.

        That only applies to those other people – – over there — you know, those folks that are ‘not one of us’..

        You betcha ….wink-wink