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Senator Ted -- saying the Supreme Court today recognize the enormous progress made toward voting equality in this country since -- voting rights act was passed back in 1965.
The senator issued this statement.
The court rightly decided that the statutory standards -- decades ago -- subject democratically elected.
Through second guessing by unelected federal bureaucrats.
No longer survives constitutional.
-- Joining us now for them discussion and analysis of the ruling.
And the final they have opinions from a High Court tomorrow Fox News legal analyst former prosecutor at least we'll -- -- -- Criminal defense attorney former prosecutor welcome to you both Randi let me start -- it.
Does senator crews have -- right.
I think that he -- I'll let you reality is if I show up at a crime scene with a magnifying glass at a quill pen.
You might have a bit of a concern as to what I'm doing and I think that's what the court said.
We're in 2013.
Let's not talk about using nineteenth 1965.
To try to balance out what we believed to be racial inequality at the polls and if you look at the numbers the numbers tell us that when you look at.
White voting vs -- already voting those numbers are right here when they used to be like this right so bring me -- -- -- already -- that -- there's and there's no there's no quantifiable data that says that this the problems we're having in 1965 a program moderate states are still happening now you can't have a law that on the -- That does infringe on State's rights and so the argument is.
-- the tenth amendment issue if you government want to impose this law on us this burden on us by with very.
Expensive -- about a billion dollars to two implement this law then you have to have.
A state interest and they couldn't show one that we.
We have -- an African American president.
The attorney general.
Texas right now as pointed out to me over -- courses years.
That in every instance in which he is aware and he's aware.
Every time I assure you of that we have seen the inverse of what the Justice Department claims that is.
In the electoral process actually rises.
And that's just about the end of the discussion.
Is don't you think -- every that's basic -- your site -- from the perspective.
See now is something we talk about.
From a political perspective which -- -- go and that and that you know -- -- know what they have done and -- look at our report says no we don't.
But the Supreme Court left open the Supreme Court said to -- -- congress if you rewrite this law can't come up I think -- left open that torture but that door is always open.
That is where that is always a Hendrick car.
Restore write laws the likelihood that they will ever be able we're coming into this given the experience of the last fifty years right you know what I -- -- -- President Obama.
Attorney general holder today both expressed grave disappointment.
Deep disappointment in the case of the president.
And ignoring all of the accomplishment and the achievement and the success.
Of legendary civil rights activists had to see Jesse Jackson.
The moment this decision.
When he should been I in my opinion a looking to heaven and saying thank you mark revered king right and to all who have made it work.
Because this country is working.
And the people who keep running it down.
Irrespective of their political.
Purpose or prejudice.
They've got to step aside and look at what we've accomplished.
It's not always.
Senator sessions today said.
Well let's let's take a look at this we've got a full -- -- like everybody to see this is their read it.
I don't know what would be needed after this if anybody discriminates against voters in Alabama because of a color of their stand.
There will go to jail -- there's any proof to that.
That wasn't so in 1965.
You heard senator -- I mean -- it's that street or this is the time it seems to me for celebration.
But the voting rights act worked and to have attorney general holder now and you said disappointed I would -- stronger written out he was actually.
He seemed angry about this this is our holder is a man of law enforcement officers on this -- a law enforcement and the political officer give.
Agreements because let's be straightforward about this.
I will act -- won't indulge in that -- this man has politicized the US Justice Department to -- That type I think we -- all I I think -- moments of honesty and clarity we would say.
In an unprecedented fashion that we've -- certainly the Nixon administration.
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