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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
Student IDs and expired IDs would not be accepted, which would put Missouri’s ID law on par with Texas’s and Indiana’s as the most restrictive in the nation. Past attempts at additional voter ID laws in Missouri — …
America blog · 5/26/2015
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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 · 10/18/2014
Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot. A weeklong ...
CNN · ByBill Mears · 7/9/2012
Texas’s new voter ID law got off to a rocky start this week as early voting began for state constitutional amendments. The law was previously blocked as discriminatory by the federal courts under the Voting Rights Act in 2012, until the Supreme Court ...
The Nation · ByAri Berman · 10/23/2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to enforce its voter identification law for the Nov. 4 midterm elections, denying emergency requests from the Obama administration and other challengers who said the law harmed minority voting rights.
Wall Street Journal · ByBrent Kendall andBrent.kendall · 10/18/2014
Texas did not begin to demonstrate that the Bill’s discriminatory ... This is an easily overlooked point, because the stricter voter ID laws do not effect people who vote by mail—which often is the way the Republican Party tries to turn out its ...
Salon · 10/22/2014
A federal court on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would have required voters to show photo identification, ruling that the legislation would impose “strict, unforgiving burdens” on poor minority voters. Describing the law as the most stringent in ...
Washington Post · BySari Horwitz · 8/30/2012
Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller will be in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the Lone Star State's voter ID law before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals against claims that it is unconstitutional, according to Hans von Spakovsky writing in The Daily ...
News Max · 4/28/2015
Dozens of lawyers will gather in a federal courtroom in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday for the start of a new challenge to the state's controversial voter ID law. The trial is expected to last two to three weeks, but it's unlikely to be the end of what ...
NPR News · 8/30/2014
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