Tuesday, June 25, 2013

John Roberts is supposed to be a smart man.

But he makes a specious argument.  He says that because in the presence of Voting Rights Acts, there is no disparity in voter turn-out, there is no need for a Voting Rights Act.  Huh?


Omark said...

Agreed. I have the same thought regarding deposit insurance.

Question: What about the GSEs? Same argument, or perhaps not?

David Barker said...

What about training wheels?

If there are no costs to keeping the regulatory regime in place, then your argument is correct. But there are significant legal costs, and there is something wrong with treating some states as inferiors in a federal union.

Even if training wheels have accomplished something, they eventually have to come off.