Caltech Study Rebuts Justice John Roberts on Voting Rights Act

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * When the Supreme Court struck down the true intent of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, the Court’s main argument was that the landmark civil rights law was outdated.“Discrimination against minority voters may have been pervasive in the 1960s when the law was passed, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, but ‘nearly 50 years later, things have changed dramatically.’”But according to a comprehensive study on the Voting Rights Act by Caltech professor of history and social science, Dr. Morgan Kousser, the Justice’s assertion is to be refuted. Kousser examined more that 4,100 voting-rights cases — the most wide-ranging body of empirical evidence — and this evidence and data show that voting discrimination remains, concentrated in certain states and regions in the country, albeit in varying ‘current’ forms.The evidence, Kousser writes, “shows that the Chief Justice’s factual assertions were incorrect, that the coverage formula was still congruent with proven violations.”The Voting Rights Act has been central to debates in American government for the last two years, and Dr. Kousser has extensively studied the Voting Rights Act for over two decades. Earlier this week, the New York Times wrote an Editorial piece, featuring Dr. Kousser’s findings.[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/opinion/sunday/voting-rights-by-the-numbers.html ]Those wishing to speak with voting rights expert, Dr. Kousser, who is very clear and concise on this compelling issue, as the 2016 elections approach, contact Deborah Williams-Hedges at [email protected] or (626) 395-3227. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Caltech Study Rebuts Justice John Roberts on Voting Rights Act From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 6:00 pm Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img