National Review Columnist: SCOTUS Ruling ‘Actually A Victory For Civil Rights’

June 25, 2013 7:27 a.m.

A columnist for National Review Online wrote Tuesday that the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the historic Voting Rights Act is not, as most believe, a defeat for the civil rights movement.

John Fund, the conservative writer who’s penned two books since 2004 on the purported threat of voter fraud, backed up the conservative justices who helped comprise the majority opinion.

“The Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn a small part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is actually a victory for civil rights,” Fund wrote. “As the court noted, what made sense both in moral and practical terms almost a half century ago has to be approached anew.”

Fund pointed to another piece of analysis that claimed the court’s ruling will “reduce the balkanization of racial gerrymandering that has become so popular lately.”


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