Rep. John Lewis, “I think it’s time for all of us once again to get in trouble.”

This on top of the Zimmerman/Martin trial.

 

NBC

Bracing for an impending Supreme Court decision that could limit the reach of the Voting Rights Act, liberal legal experts and advocates are assessing what to do if the court strikes down a central part of the law.

Addressing the annual convention of the liberal lawyers’ group the American Constitution Society, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a pioneer of the civil rights movement, told an audience of more than 1,000 lawyers and law students in Washington, D.C., that as a young activist in the 1960s, he’d chosen to “get in trouble – good trouble, necessary trouble” using civil disobedience and street protests to win the right to vote. Now, Lewis said, “I think it’s time for all of us once again to get in trouble.”

In the Voting Rights Act case before the high court, Shelby County, Ala., is challenging the formula under which only some states, mostly in the South, are targeted and must get permission from the Justice Department or a federal court in Washington for any attempt to change voting procedures.

 

Farrakhan campaigning for Voting Rights Act, 2013

Farrakhan campaigning for Voting Rights Act, 2013

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2 thoughts on “Rep. John Lewis, “I think it’s time for all of us once again to get in trouble.”

  1. oh come on now i would want the ppl in this nation of our to have an ”ID” to vote,we the ppl are not dumb we know in every day life here ya have to have an ‘ID”for buying a car,a home,to have heathcare,to have a back account,or to get put on welfare and foodstamps

  2. Its time for all of us to put a stop of playing this race card in this nation ppl,we are all mix pups when are we going to understand this.I’m a mixed pup and i came from the 60’s and yes it was bad back then I’m part white and native but now i think were bigger then this now well we should be but we have let other political leaders use us all over again

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