Skip to comments.Texas Attorney General announces suit against Obama administration on Twitter
Posted on 03/14/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by blueyon
Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX I'm suing Holder b/c DOJ won't approve Texas' Voter ID law. SCOTUS has upheld similar law.
After news came down today that the Obama administration had successfully blocked a Texas voter ID law from going into effect Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General, took to twitter to announce he was suing Eric Holder and the Department of Justice. The Texas Attorney General also released this statement on his website today:
The Justice Departments decision to deny preclearance to Texas Voter ID law is no surprise given the Obama Administrations denial of a similar law in South Carolina. In anticipation of this decision, the Texas Attorney Generals office already filed legal action in January seeking judicial preclearance with the court system. The U.S. Supreme Court has already held that Voter ID requirements are constitutional and nondiscriminatory, and several other statesincluding Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Wisconsinare allowed to require photo identification to vote. Texas should not be treated differently and must have the same authority as other states to protect the integrity of our elections.
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"Allowed." Now isn't that spatial.
Time to fight fire with fire against the fascio-socialists poisoning our country.
...And thats why the DOJ seems so unconcerned with voter fraud, while cracking down on voter ID: only laws that make special provision for different groups (in this case, Hispanics) should be implemented.
Every day Holder is allowed to keep his job more damage is done. GOP leadership dragging their feet, while US DOJ is helping the President commit voter fraud. Also serves as a warning to other states, back off voter ID.
Good...I’ve been wondering when somebody would make a move on this.
Over before it starts...
The U.S. Supreme Court has already held that Voter ID requirements are constitutional and nondiscriminatory, and several other statesincluding Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Wisconsinare allowed to require photo identification to vote. Texas should not be treated differently and must have the same authority as other states to protect the integrity of our elections.
Greg is the guy behind most of little bammy's crew having cases of the red-ass with Texas. Looks like this is gonna be another one.
Can't imagine why Greg is being so cantankerous... :-)
Since cities can declare themselves “sanctuary cities” and just ignore immigration laws, why could not a state declare itself a “sanctuary state” and ignore the Federal laws that the state chooses? If the law as to be treated as a “suggestion” then both sides get to do it. Sometimes it feels like I am playing a game where one side gets to do whatever it wants and the other side has to adhere to the rules.
Short answer? The cities can ignore any laws the Feds refuse to enforce. It does not mean they have legal authority to do so.
DOJ tried the same thing in GA. Our Sec State had to take them to court twice I think. Guess what? We all had to show ID on March 6th.
perhaps someone else can answer this. Wouldn’t this have original jurisdiction at the Supreme Court? Or is that just when two or more of the several States sue one another? There’s a legal term for that, that I can’t think of at the moment.