Chief Justice John Roberts had an opportunity to go down in American history in a very positive way with the Voting Rights Act decision. Little did he anticipate just how harshly history will judge the Roberts court now.
Chief Justice Roberts thought that his vote on Obamacare would inoculate his legacy against everything negative. Well, his vote establishing a Supreme Court majority throwing out a key part of the Voting Rights Act will seal the fate of the Roberts court legacy. All that follows in state-after-state will be the foundation of this legacy. There is nothing that can change what is about to happen in this country. Sadly, Chief Justice Roberts does not understand the history of racism, so he and this country are about to repeat what he thinks is part of the past.
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