These restrictive laws and practices, all invoked by Republicans, have the purpose and effect of reducing turnout disproportionately among racial minorities and the young, populations that are more likely to vote for Democrats. The Republican Party is evidently worried that the growing numbers of nonwhite citizens in the US are unlikely to vote for their candidates, a concern deepened by the campaign of Donald Trump. Instead of modifying their policies to address the interests of new voters, however, the Republicans have sought to suppress those votes. The strategy, profoundly antidemocratic in the small “d” sense, can swing elections in the short term. But in the long term, it will not only damage American democracy but will be self-defeating for the GOP.
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR CONSTITUTIONAL COURT VACANCY
On 23 October 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published an advertisement calling for nominations of interested persons to fill a vacancy in the Constitutional Court which will occur when Justice Zak Yacoob is discharged from active service at the end of January 2013. The closing date for the nominations was set for 23 November 2012.
Following the closing date, the JSC has compiled a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the above-mentioned position as follows:
The organized legal profession and institutions with an interest in the work of the JSC are requested to submit comments on the abovementioned candidates to the Secretariat of the JSC by no later than 07 February 2013.
The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 22 February 2013. Details of the time and venue for the interviews will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates in due course.
Issued by the Judicial Service Commission
Enq: Adv D Ntsebeza SC 0824672490 and Mr C P Fourie 0828811737
15 January 2013BACK TO TOP