Murray: SCOTUS ruling “not a great outcome” for Democrats

A new report from USAToday acknowledges that a Supreme Court ruling on Arizona election measures were not a great outcome for Democrats.

Per the report “Conservative activists have succeeded in getting 17 states to pass more than two dozen laws tightening election procedures since January. The GOP has also done well defensively, blocking congressional Democrats from enacting federal changes last month.”

“Now heading into the final weeks of summer, progressives worry their opponents will be encouraged to pursue further restrictions after a notable U.S. Supreme Court decision this month upheld two Arizona election measures, which some legal scholars warned guts the vaunted Voting Rights Act of 1965,” the report adds.

Melissa Murray, a NYU law professor said “This is not a great outcome for those who believe that voting is truly important in a democracy, and for those who generally are more marginalized from voting.”

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter said “This decision is saying that democracy is for white people and that it is OK if a law creates an additional burden on a community.”

Meanwhile, Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who successfully argued the case, touted the result earlier this month.

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