Skip to comments.Judge Blocks Texas (Voter) Registration Laws
Posted on 08/02/2012 6:53:21 PM PDT by anymouse
A federal judge in Galveston on Thursday partially blocked new Texas registration laws that critics say amount to vote suppression because they prevent large voter registration drives.
U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa blocked the state from enforcing five provisions of the laws that its defenders say are aimed at preventing voter fraud.
"Today's ruling means that community groups and organizations like Voting for America and Project Vote will be able to run community voter registration drives in Texas," plaintiff's attorney Chad Dunn said. "These drives are important to reaching the millions of Texans, including three-quarters of a million African-Americans and 2 million Latinos, who are eligible but still not registered to vote."
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Surprise, surprise. United States District Judge Gregg Costa was nominated by President Barack Obama on September 8, 2011.
My copy of the US Constitution says “In all cases where a State is a party to the action, the Supreme Court Shall have Original Jurisdiction” Tell the Judge to go Pound Sand and them charge him with Subversion and lock him up. States have the real power but are afraid to use it. Then abruptly VOID and Cancel ALL Agreements with All Federal Agencies. The STate will Win.
The 94 page opinion...
Good grief, 94 pages, what an idiot.
Yes, the length is sufficient evidence of stupidity.
Not a surprise.
There is always a dimocRAT judge who will kiss butts.
He will be replaced.
Another moron with a compelling life story who can’t find a REAL job becomes a “judge”. The judicial system in this country is a bigger joke than the UN.
Bullshit.....if they're to dumb or high on crack to Vote, they don't belong in a Voting Booth (they vote "Absentee", for the most part, to assure they vote for the "Correct" Canididate, and don't screw up). The "Latinos" they're targeting are ILLEGALS, and this Fraud is ALWAYS defended as "voter suppression" or "dis-enfranchising Minorities".
We need the VOTE-IN-PERSON-WITH-VOTER-ID to be National, and if you can't get to the Voting Booth on Election Day, then don't vote.
“Original” but not “exclusive’. That was resolved long ago. Big difference between the two. It’s only exclusive if it is a suit between the states. An obvious example would be criminal cases. The State is always a party in those cases but they are litigated in State Court.
He pretty much gutted the law. And I bet the trial needed to lift the injunction will conveniently take place AFTER the election.
Save y’all the trouble of inquiring about what we already all know: “United States District Judge Gregg Costa was nominated by President Barack Obama on September 8, 2011,
1) This is an obvious drive to focus on blacks and hispanics with the exclusion of whites. Any other time there would be outcries of discrimination and disenfranchisement.
2) If this statement were made for anything other than votes, there would be outcries that this was putting down minorities for being too stupid to register.
A small set back on the way to the Voter ID law coming into effect soon.
By the way True the Vote is based in Houston Home of the King Street Patriots TEA Party group. This group has done much for cleaning up voters rolls across the nation
Texas has a Republican centered government and will rewrite the law to defeat the idiot commies.
It’s absolutely necessary to overturn laws such as these in order to preserve the right to vote of Fido, Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie - not to mention the many dead voters who remain interested in worldly affairs.
And, of course, many tens of thousands of illegal aliens.
All of them, it need hardly be said, vote Democratic.
I guess that makes Mexico an "anti-latino" nation.
Come on Texas. Tell the judge to go to ****
Gosh, he should be ashamed of himself. Protecting voter fraud for the cause of communism is treason.
Strangely my copy says the same thing, but the lawyer types on FR seem to have overlooked that entirely.
No one, not even AGs, suggested that Arizona was entitled to be heard in the Supreme Court, rather custom and precedent seems to over rule the Constitution today.
Like minds. See my post#3.
this has been my point for a long time, just because the the Judiciary doesn’t want to follow the constitution doesn’t mean a State has to go along with it. Force the Issue, Void ALL Agreements and Contracts, tell them to go pound sand. Oh I forgot the States are addicted to Free Money extracted from it’s citizens by the point of a GUN.