POTUS Disappointed With Supreme Court Decision
Today on June 25th 2013, the United States Supreme Court, voted to repeal Section 4 of the voting rights act bill. The decision which has been controversial in many corners is spurring reactions from people all over, including the President.
He released his thoughts on the contentious decision through a statement:
I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent.
As a nation, we’ve made a great deal of progress towards guaranteeing every American the right to vote. But, as the Supreme Court recognized, voting discrimination still exists. And while today’s decision is a setback, it doesn’t represent the end of our efforts to end voting discrimination. I am calling on Congress to pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls. My Administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process.
In the Supreme courts decision, they put the burden on Congress to pass legislation that could replace Section 4 of the Voting rights bill. A move that many find to be damming because of the current members.
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