Barack Obama just suffered a judicial defeat when a federal appellate court opted to actually uphold the Constitution instead of bowing to political correctness.
John Davis, a citizen of the Mariana Islands, filed a lawsuit challenging the US Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands law, which restricted voting in certain elections to only individuals of “Northern Marianas descent.” Davis aptly noted in the legal filing that such a law was entirely unconstitutional.
Judicial Watch, related groups, and private American citizens were forced to take legal action on their own dime to ensure the law would be upheld and that the racist voting practices, supported by the Obama administration, were shut down. The ruling in the Northern Mariana Island case was handed down just after a similar ruling was handed down by the United States Supreme Court in a voting obstruction case in Hawaii.
Both of the voting rights lawsuits address the unabashed unconstitutional practices that violate the 15th Amendment prohibition against racial discrimination. Each lawsuit also addressed violations of the 14th Amendment mandate or equal protection under the law.
The United States commonwealth defines individuals who are at least one-quarter indigenous, either Chamorro or Carolinian, or a combination of both. John Davis is a both an island resident and taxpayer but does not count as a “native” under existing law, so he isn’t allowed to vote.
Davis ultimately hired a lawyer to fight Obama’s Justice Department. The federal agency is responsible for enforcing voter rights yet refused to get involved in the obvious voter discrimination case.
The judge, Ramiona Manglona, ruled the Mariana Islands law violated both the 15th and 14th Amendments against racial discrimination and equal protection. This judge was appointed by Obama two years ago.
“Race, as used in the Reconstruction-era civil-rights laws, meant something other than or in addition to skin color or shared physical features,” read the ruling by Judge Ramona Manglona. “It also referred to classes of persons singled out solely because of their ancestry or ethnic characteristics.”
The federal judge also determined the island government violated a law which guarantees the right of United States citizens to vote in ALL state and territorial elections “without distinction of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The Northern Marianas appealed the ruling this week in the California-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The racist voting laws in the territory were held as unconstitutional once again. The judge found the voting rules amount to a “race-based restriction” and a violation of the Constitution. “The Commonwealth cannot limit or modify the United States Constitution by adopting inconsistent provisions in its own constitution,” the infamous Liberal California appellate court panel ruled.
Obama’s Department of Justice is only concerned about racial equality and voting rights when the issue at hand supports their Liberal narrative. In just a few more weeks Liberal partisan politics will be further kicked out of the law when Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
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