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The Voting Rights Act, partially defanged by the Supreme Court after 2011, still requires legislators in each state to draw a number of majority-minority districts.The Trailer: The redistricting mess begins, and the GOP still has the advantage|David Weigel|August 26, 2021|Washington Post
In so doing, the film becomes essentially a loving tribute—but it feels oddly hollow and defanged, and may leave viewers wondering exactly what the point of the whole fandango is.‘Aline,’ Cannes’ Unauthorized Celine Dion Biopic, Is Like a Will Ferrell Movie Without the Jokes|Caspar Salmon|July 14, 2021|The Daily Beast
One goal would be to defang Ayton, who is shooting almost 70 percent from the floor in the playoffs and scores with relative ease when Milwaukee’s non-centers are forced to guard him in the paint.Who Said Small Ball Is The Only Way To Win A Title?|Louis Zatzman|July 14, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
These vaccines were made to defang or tame the virus, and they’re doing an excellent job at that.Experts predict U.S. COVID-19 cases will dip in summer but surge in winter|Tina Hesman Saey|April 23, 2021|Science News
Meanwhile, in Missouri, the passage of Amendment 3 would defang the redistricting reform initiative that 62 percent of voters approved in 2018.The 21 Ballot Measures We’re Watching This Election|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It may even sink the talks President Obama is hoping will persuade Iran to defang its nuclear program.Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran|Eli Lake|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet this overdetermined combination, with its delicious and delicate execution, helps defang both symbols and make them ludicrous.
To be sure, Washington has been trying to defang this capability, but it has been living with it.Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed|Leslie H. Gelb|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is indeed a threat, but it is the Northern Irish parties themselves who are in the best position to defang it.
This simple switch would single-handedly defang conservative fear-mongering about the national socialization of health care.