“For too long, black and Latino voters in the District have been frustrated in that most fundamental and precious endeavor,” the judge wrote.
“I am offended by what I have seen here today!”
“We cannot, God forbid, allow the other side to win.”
“The last thing anyone at the NAACP wants is to have the perception that this is about anti-Jewish animus of any kind.”
“It’s the policy part, but it’s also the racial element.”
“I’ve already lost you,” the judge said.
According to the defense, “This case is about Orthodox Jews.”
“It was really hard as a community rabbi to feel like I was a Jew speaking out against what other Jews were doing.”
If the targets of one’s ire are Orthodox Jews — especially Haredim – the very worst slurs and anti-Semitic tropes are suddenly considered reasonable.
“One man, one vote — unless you’re an Orthodox Jew living in East Ramapo, it turns out.”