At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, the testimony of voting lawyer Michael Carvin was that the proposed partisan legislation amending the Voting Rights Act was itself unconstitutional. Not surprising considering that the the proposed “fix” is even more invasive than the original Section 5 and Section 4 trigger.
His prepared testimony can be found here. Page 3 starts his discussion of the unconstitutional nature of the VRAA. Not surprising that a piece of legislation from Congressman Sensenbrenner would be identified as unconstitutional since the last time he was involved the resulting legislation was found to be unconstitutional.