Another Court Blasts Unconstitutional, Race-Based Voting



The courts just handed unconstitutional, race-based voting backed by the Obama administration another defeat as the government agency charged with cracking down on such violations fails miserably to do its job. Private citizens and groups such as Judicial Watch have been forced to take legal action at their own expense to stop these racist voting practices that clearly infringe on an assortment of federal statutes.

The latest blow was delivered this week by a federal appellate court ruling in a Northern Mariana Islands case and comes on the heels of a Supreme Court injunction in a similar lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch in Hawaii. Both cases involve blatantly unconstitutional practices that violate the Fifteenth Amendments prohibition against racial discrimination in voting and the Fourteenth Amendments requirement of equal protection. In the Mariana Islands suit a citizen, John Davis, challenged a Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands law restricting voting in certain elections to individuals of Northern Marianas descent as unconstitutional. The U.S. commonwealth defines this as persons who are at least one-quarter indigenous, either Chamorro or Carolinian, or a combination of both. Davis is a resident and taxpayer but doesn't count as native so he wasnt allowed to vote. He had to hire an attorney because the Department of Justice (DOJ), which is responsible for enforcing voter rights, refused to get involved.

In 2014 an Obama-appointed federal judge ruled against the provision that limited registration and voting to only those persons of Northern Marianas descent, concluding that the system violates both the Fifteenth Amendments prohibition against racial discrimination in voting and the Fourteenth Amendments requirement of equal protection. In the decision the judge, Ramona Manglona, slammed the governments claim that its racial classification is political and not racial. Race, as used in the Reconstruction-era civil-rights laws, meant something other than or in addition to skin color or shared physical features, the ruling states. It also referred to classes of persons singled out solely because of their ancestry or ethnic characteristics. The judge also found that the Marianas government violated a law that guarantees the right of citizens of the United States to vote in all state or territorial elections without distinction of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

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