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When members of the Dáil voted earlier this year to legalize abortions for the first time for women who claim the need an abortion because they are considering suicide, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid West Derek Keating was among those who upset pro-life advocates and voted for the bill.
Now, according to an Irish Independent report, Keating has received word from his parish priest to cease participating as an assistant during Communion.
Not to sound overdramatic, but did you know that the Supreme Court struck at the very heart of the Voting Rights Act today by ruling that the unconstitutional part singling out a handful of states was unconstitutional? MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was “physically enraged” at the killing of Section 5, Melissa Harris-Perry bid farewell to her citizenship and David Axelrod found himself sadly standing over the “gutted” legislation.
The Supreme Court has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is toast.
At first glance, Court's reasoning on preclearance remedy bodes ill for racial preferences next time they're up.—
Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 25, 2013
Washington Post opinion columnist Dana Milbank was not unlike lots of liberal feminists this week, many of who were overcome with a case of the vapors over Congressman Trent Franks’ remarks on the low percentage of pregnancies that occur as the result of being raped.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is under assault for comments he made in Court today. The case in question, Shelby County v. Holder, deals with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Under Section 5, local cities or counties with a history of racial discrimination in voting are not allowed to make changes in their voting rules without first obtaining the approval of the Department of Justice or a special court in Washington, D.C.
OK then. Good luck with that.