Re "Conservative court practices its own judicial activism" (Viewpoints, June 27): In his column about Shelby County v. Holder, E. J. Dionne neglected to mention that the 15th Amendment specifically provides: "The Congress Shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
Similar language is found in the 13th and 14th amendments. It is especially important that the Supreme Court not allow itself to become a super-legislature. It is important to remember how the Supreme Court perverted the Constitution in the late 1800s by making up limitations such a "separate but equal" and "state action" to take away the civil rights that Congress tried to protect.
Do we really want to go this way again?
-- Sam Liberman, Sacramento