There may be no term in recent history that clearly demonstrates the importance of the Court’s composition more than this term. During the 2017-2018 #SCOTUS term we have seen a rollback in our civil rights:
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✔️Allowing #Ohio to proceed with a process to purge voters for failing to vote. #VotingRights #Husted
✔️Permitting #Texas to use electoral maps that were ruled intentionally racially discriminatory by a federal district court.
✔️ Overruling #WorkersRights to challenge workplace violations and the ability for unions to support their work to protect all workers.
✔️ Permitting the Executive Branch to commit bigotry against people of the Muslim faith.

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