The Brennan Center’s analysis found that purge rates have especially increased in areas with a history of discrimination that are no longer required to get election changes precleared in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder.
The ruling ignores ignoring overwhelming evidence of anti-Muslim bigotry driving the policy and its harmful impacts on communities both in the U.S. and abroad. The Brennan Center said today’s decision echoes the court’s greenlighting of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two long-anticipated cases – Gill v. Whitford, dealing with a Republican gerrymander in Wisconsin, and Benisek v. Lamone, dealing with a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland.
Countering Violent Extremism programs, already controversial in the Obama era for their reliance on debunked methodology and targeting of Muslim communities, have had their worst qualities supercharged by the Trump administration.