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Shelby County v. Holder – A Bleak Anniversary

As legacies go, it’s not ideal – Chief Justice Roberts gets the distinction of having destroyed the single most important piece of civil rights legislation we have – namely the Voting Rights Act. Still, it is the sort of pithy summing up of a career that will make it easier for future generations to remember who he was, when writing obligatory essays on the parallels between Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Shelby County v. Holder.

 

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