Liberal journalists tweet outrage after Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling

Alec Hill Contributor
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Liberal journalists and lawmakers were incensed Tuesday following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights act.

The Court nullified Section 4(b) of the law, ruling 5-4 that the standards used to select the parts of 15 states that currently need to gain “pre-clearance” from the federal government before passing their own voting laws are outdated.

The Court left it up to Congress to choose new formulas to decide which parts of the country are still at risk of violating the 15th Amendment to the Constitution.

While most news outlets avoided broadcasting their own opinions officially, many liberal politicians and figures in the press condemned the decision as an attack on civil rights.

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry:

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes:

New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro:

Slate’s Jessica Winter:

The New Republic’s Alec MacGillis:

Meanwhile, conservative journalists made light of the outrage by their counterparts:

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro:

The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein:

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