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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, ruling that Congress had not provided adequate justification for subjecting nine states, mostly in the South, to federal oversight.
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Todd J. Gillman / Trail Blazers Blog:
Texas voter ID law “will take effect immediately,” says Attorney General Greg Abbott  —  update: The Texas DPS will start issuing voter IDs on Thursday.  More below  —  WASHINGTON — The implications of today's landmark ruling could be swift and stunning.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court's ‘Hubris’ In Fiery Dissent On Voting Rights Act  —  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned the fierce dissent against the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Tuesday to invalidate a key section of the Voting Rights Act, accusing the conservative justices of displaying “hubris” and a lack of sound reasoning.
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
On Voting Rights, A Decision As Lamentable as Plessy or Dred Scott  —  Splitting 5-4 along ideological lines, today the Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.  —  Let's be clear about what has just happened.  Five unelected, life-tenured men …
John Fund / National Review:
A Civil-Rights Victory  —  The Supreme Court's decision today to overturn a small part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is actually a victory for civil rights.  As the court noted, what made sense both in moral and practical terms almost a half century ago has to be approached anew.
Joshua Green / Businessweek:
The Supreme Court's Voting Rights Decision Is a Poison Chalice for the GOP  —  This morning, the Supreme Court struck down a core part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, “a landmark law that opened the polls to millions of southern blacks,” as Bloomberg's Greg Stohr put it.
Heather Gerken / Slate:
Goodbye to the Crown Jewel of the Civil Rights Movement
Jonathan S. Tobin / Commentary Magazine:
Left Lives in the Past on Voting Rights
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Ed Driscoll
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Obama blasts Supreme Court over rights ruling
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Gary D. Robertson / Associated Press:
NC voter ID bill moving ahead with Supreme Court ruling
Discussion: WDAM-TV, msnbc.com and ThinkProgress
NBC Politics:
Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act
David Weigel / Slate:
Southern Republican Senators Happy That Supreme Court Designated Their States Not-Racist
Discussion: The Fix and Balloon Juice
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court guts key part of landmark Voting Rights Act
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama proposed a sweeping plan to address climate change on Tuesday, setting ambitious goals and timetables for a series of executive actions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for the ravages of a warming planet.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama: Keystone XL Should Not Be Approved If It Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline unless it can first determine that it will not lead …
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
Statement on President Obama's Remarks on the Climate Crisis  —  This was a terrific and historic speech, by far the best address on climate by any president ever.  I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this afternoon to help solve the climate crisis …
Washington Wire:
Full Transcript of Obama's Remarks on Climate Change
Juliet Eilperin / The Fix:
Is Obama waging a ‘war on coal’?
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Greenwald: Snowden's Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him  —  Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won't disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.  —  As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security …
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RT:
Putin: Snowden still in Moscow airport, won't be extradited, free to go anywhere  —  Russia's President says former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is still in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.  Vladimir Putin says that any accusations of Russia related to Snowden are “nonsense and rubbish.”
Bret Stephens / Wall Street Journal:
Stephens: The Age of American Impotence
Associated Press:   Putin: Snowden Is In Moscow Airport, Russia Won't Extradite Him
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Treaty Cheating  —  Russia is engaged in a major violation …
Discussion: Sense of Events
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Did Justice Alito roll his eyes while Justice Ginsburg was speaking?  —  Garrett Epps and Dana Milbank think so.  —  Milbank says “Alito visibly mocked his colleague”: … Epps: … I don't trust the descriptions of Epps and Milbank.  Maybe we could get some more discussion of the meaning …
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Justice Samuel Alito's middle-school antics  —  The most remarkable thing about the Supreme Court's opinions announced Monday was not what the justices wrote or said.  It was what Samuel Alito did.  —  The associate justice, a George W. Bush appointee, read two opinions …
Sen. Rand Paul / Politico:
Why I'm voting no on immigration reform  —  I will be voting no on the Senate's Gang of Eight immigration bill for one simple reason: because the legislation does not secure the border first.  —  The American people desperately need immigration reform.  Unfortunately, this legislation does not do the job.
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
McCain: U.S. Will Have ‘Most Militarized Border Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Raw Story
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Rubio: Politics of immigration reform is ‘overrated’
Discussion: Reuters
Jon Schuppe / nbcnewyork.com:
Anthony Weiner Surges to Lead in Democratic Mayoral Race: NBC NY/WSJ/Marist Poll  —  The poll finds Weiner with 25 percent and Quinn with 20 percent among registered Democrats  —  Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has surged ahead of his opponents in a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal poll …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
5 Senators Who Support Immigration Bill Don't Know Answer to Key Question About It  —  Obamacare poses a tricky problem for supporters of the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill.  It would be too politically toxic to give illegal immigrants amnesty and taxpayer subsidies under Obamacare …
The Texas Tribune:
Dems Approach Abortion Victory as Special Session Wanes … Texas Democrats, far outnumbered by Republicans in both the House and the Senate, are nonetheless on the verge of killing one of the most restrictive abortion proposals in the nation — at least for now.
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Documents Show Liberals in I.R.S. Dragnet  —  WASHINGTON — The instructions that Internal Revenue Service officials used to look for applicants seeking tax-exempt status with “Tea Party” and “Patriots” in their titles also included groups whose names included the words “Progressive” and …
 
 
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