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Well, If You Put It That Way . . .



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The Washington Post has a story today about a poll it conducted with ABC News that found the public disapproving of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by a margin of 51 to 33 percent.  The question asked was: ”Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court’’s decision striking down a key part of the federal law overseeing voting rights for minorities?” But what if the public had been asked, “Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that all states should be treated equally under federal law overseeing voting rights for minorities?”



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