Last month Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that he was "willing to look at any new evidence of discrimination. ... But at this point in time, we have not seen that." If he would hold a hearing in the committee he chairs, Goodlatte would learn about the continued, pernicious effects of racial discrimination at the ballot box.
After spending enormous energy and resources in confronting the legislative efforts to suppress the vote during the course of the election, supporters of the right to vote need to spend just as much time and energy making the case to the Court about the constitutionality of this iconic civil rights law.