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letters | high court rules on voting and marriage

Court now riven by partisan politics

RE “COURT voids a vital part of ’65 Voting Act” (Page A1, June 26)

The decisions rendered by the Supreme Court this week convince me that the court is as dysfunctional as the legislative branch. Neither the majority decision concerning the Voting Rights Act nor the Defense of Marriage Act were based on matters of law: they were political decisions by highly partisan political appointees, dressed in legal language. This is most evident in the majority's dismissal of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's eloquent and detailed dissent in the voting decision.

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