Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Supreme Court candidate John Roberts' record on voting rights analyzed

Today's L.A Times has an op-ed by Loyola Law School professor and election law expert Rick Hasen in which he suspects that Roberts will vote to gut the 1965 Voting Rights Act whenever it comes up for review. While the act has so far had little impact on minor party ballot access rights, Roberts' writings on the VRA, according to Hasen, reflect an antagonism by Roberts to minority representation in government. Setting aside the question whether Hasen has Roberts pegged, I can not fathom why Hasen, who is an avowed supporter of "top two" election systems, would find this objectionable.


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