Thomas Carves Extreme Niche on Voting Rights His Perspective on Redistricting Fuels Strident Dissent on Court
Tim Poor Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
THE REV. JESSE JACKSON was fuming recently about Justice Clarence Thomas and the prospect of the Supreme Court considering several pending voting-rights challenges to congressional redistricting.
"We'll lose 5-4, and Clarence Thomas will cast the deciding vote against our interests," Jackson said.
If Thursday's rulings on state redistricting are an indication, Jackson's prediction may hold true. In two rulings, the court limited minorities' use of the Voting Rights Act. Thomas cast votes against the plaintiffs in each case.
But Thomas and his ideological comrade, Justice Antonin Scalia, went much further than the moderately conservative opinions of …
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