“Fortunately, federal courts are seeing these efforts for what they are: a variation on the racist laws that disenfranchised millions before those tactics were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act. … These federal courts were careful to respect state sovereignty. But they were also mindful that state laws that suppress minority votes cannot be allowed to stand.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/opinion/justice-for-voters-in-texas-and-florida.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1346421616-UgiHhGnoNfZBiKJPhw2R3g