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Last month, a federal appeals court unanimously struck down Texas’s voter ID law on the grounds that it violated the disparate impact test. African-American and Latino voters were found to be roughly two and three …
America blog · 10 hours ago
Voting Rights Act
Continuing to protect a voter identification law that courts say discriminates against Hispanics and African Americans, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked a full federal appeals court to hear his arguments …
The Texas Tribune · 8/29/2015
Appeals Court
Should Texas keep its voter ID law in light of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that it violates part of the Voting Rights Act and has a “discriminatory” effect on minorities? Walt Buce, Wylie: Of course Texas
Dallas News · 8/21/2015
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The Supreme Court will allow Texas to enforce its new voter ID law in next month’s elections, the court said in an unusual Saturday morning order. Rejecting requests from the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the justices declined to re ...
Politico · ByJosh Gerstein · 8/29/2015
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require voters to present government-issued forms of photo identification at the polls. The issue at hand -- Texas ...
The Huffington Post · 4/24/2015
The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to enforce a new voter identification law, which civil rights groups say will force hundreds of thousands of minorities to be turned away at the polls. VPC Voters in Texas will have to present identification for the ...
USA Today · 10/19/2014
Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday. The decision comes just two days before early voting begins ...
CNN · ByJason Hanna andMichael Pearson · 10/19/2014
For years, voter identification laws have been sold as a sensible antidote to fraud at the polls. Many people, including Supreme Court justices, have bought that fallacious line, even though in-person fraud is essentially nonexistent. Now, slowly but ...
New York Times · 8/7/2015
AUSTIN — A federal appeals court struck down Texas’s voter-identification law Wednesday in a victory for President Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the Justice Department to fight a wave of new ballot-box ...
Washington Post · 8/5/2015
(Newser) – A federal appeals court ruled today that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities—a victory for President Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the Justice Department to fight a ...
Newser · 8/5/2015