Sunday, April 20, 2014

Shelby County and Hobby Lobby

Mark Tushnet

In the oral argument in Shelby County, Justice Scalia observed that the Voting Rights Act had been regularly re-enacted with a handful of negative votes -- "And this last enactment, not a single vote against it." A few moments later, he continued, "Even the name of it is wonderful: The Voting Rights Act. Who is going to vote against that in the future?"

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was adopted by a unanimous vote in the House and with three "nays" in the Senate.

Just sayin'.

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