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Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer

Posted on 08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012electionbias; activistcourts; aliens; blocks; doj; federalcourt; fraud; holder; holderspeople; howtostealanelection; hypocrites; illegals; judicialactivism; papersplease; perry2016; texas; votefraud; voterid; voting
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1 posted on 08/28/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy


2 posted on 08/28/2012 1:51:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: NormsRevenge
discriminates against black illegals and Hispanic illegals.

Since they are illegal and can't vote, there is no discrimination.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 1:54:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess no states rights means the federales can poke their finger in anywhere they want?


4 posted on 08/28/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: MrB

Please tell me again just WHY black and hispanic citizens can’t get an ID? Are there documented cases of legitimate claims that PROVE some kind of discrimination?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 1:58:00 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: NormsRevenge
If it was my state (and I was Governor), I'd tell Washington to pound sand, instruct the pols to demand ID or no vote, and let the jitterbugging start.

We f### around too much accepting illegal or unconstitutional rulings in the hope of getting it straightened out later, and I hate t'tell ya' ....

but, later never comes.

We either believe this is the last election or it isn't.

If we want to take a chance and hope zero will not have done away with anything called a legitimate election after another four years of him ... I think you're nuts. This IS our last chance to save America from the book burners ... already our kids have no clue ... already too many 'adults' honestly believe America is wrong .. and have no clue.

The clock has wound done months ago, the alarm is going off and hitting the snooze button only prolongs the calm before the storm.

May as well get up, get out of bed and ... um ... go to work.

6 posted on 08/28/2012 1:59:21 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NormsRevenge
...a controversial Texas voter identification law...

It's only "controversial" for those who must violate voting laws to win elections.

7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: boop
Plenty of info here...

The Liberal Fear of Voter Identification
8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NormsRevenge

Why can other states have voter ID laws, but Texas can’t?

I’m sure Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is taking this and the re-districting ruling to the US Supreme Court.

Hopefully, SC Justice Roberts will be on his meds the day Abbott argues before the court and rule in favor of Texas.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:02:18 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: NormsRevenge

How close is the language in comparison to Indiana’s Voter ID law?

PA was smart and cribbed their law after it. Hopefully Texas did the same thing.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m shocked. /s


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 70 days away.)
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To: boop

There’s no obstacle to blacks and hispanics getting IDs.

It’s just the same old, tired, but still effective insinuation of racism to get your opponent to back down, or to justify some inherently unlawful policy like affirmative action.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:03:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: NormsRevenge

voter identification law discriminates against black, Hispanic and dead voters


13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by jjones9853
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To: Texas56

Texas is one of many southern states that is under the post-bellum voter rights act that allows the feds to interfere with their elections.

The other states aren’t.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:05:05 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why can’t people who do not have a driver license get a state photo id?


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:06:27 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Don’t they have to show ID to get their welfare benefits?


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MrB

Playing the old, tired, beat up race card.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:09:05 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Time to ignore the sick anti-American courts.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: NormsRevenge

The story has been corrected to be about “redistricting maps” instead of “Voter ID”.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 2:10:33 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: NormsRevenge
Newt was right. Time to clean out the corruption and liberal judges from all the courts from local to federal. This court interfered with a State right to control illegal voters.
20 posted on 08/28/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: MrB

“Texas is one of many southern states that is under the post-bellum voter rights act that allows the feds to interfere with their elections.”

Extended for an additional 25 years by Jorge Arbusto and a Republican congress.

With friends like this, who needs enemies?


21 posted on 08/28/2012 2:13:47 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Logical me

Newt hit right on the nail.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 2:13:52 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: dfwgator

“Don’t they have to show ID to get their welfare benefits?”

Sure, this isn’t about legitimate voters showing their ID, its about the vote fraud programs run by the RATS and the unions that would be upset by the ID requirement.The minorities who complain that this is a burden for them are just going along so that their “benefactors” stay in power and keep the checks coming in!


23 posted on 08/28/2012 2:14:18 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: NormsRevenge

The ugly truth is that the federal government wants both illegal aliens here, and for fraudulent voting to be easy and painless. That’s the simple truth. The stuff about “disenfranchisement” is a lie, refuted by study after study. So it’s pretty pointless to wring our hands and try to use logic and reason to explain these court decisions, when Occam’s razor once again has it all tied up into a neat little bundle.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: DannyTN

Talk about egg on their faces:

Federal court strikes down Texas redistricting plans
Reuters – 16 mins ago.. .

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas redistricting map discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the map before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. The state maps, passed by the Republican-dominated Texas legislature, redrew districts in a way that reduced the influence of minority voters, the court ruled.

(This story is corrected to change voter ID ruling to district maps ruling)

(Reporting by Drew Singer; Editing by Howard Goller)

http://news.yahoo.com/federal-court-blocks-texas-voter-id-law-202623239.html


25 posted on 08/28/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: MrB

And we are getting much closer to that realization.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:18:37 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Shadow44
There's a comprehensive table of the laws here: Voter ID: State Requirements
27 posted on 08/28/2012 2:19:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 70 days away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

The Voter ID law won’t be blocked until at least tomorrow.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by IslandLad
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To: DannyTN; Admin Moderator

Thanks! That was quick.

Hi AM!

Can we get a title correction,, Reuuters/Yahoo got their wires crossed?

TO:

Federal court strikes down Texas redistricting plans


29 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Even far-left liberal kook Jimmie Carter sees a need for voter ID laws.

"The electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters." That was the conclusion of the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, headed by former president Jimmy Carter and former secretary of State James Baker. The commission recommended stronger photo-identification requirements at the polls. Its logic was straightforward and convincing: Americans must show photo identification for all kinds of day-to-day activities, such as cashing checks or entering government buildings. The many photo ID requirements we encounter in our daily lives are legitimate, effective security measures. Securing the ballot box is just as important.

Opposing view: In Texas, evidence of voter fraud abounds

30 posted on 08/28/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: NormsRevenge
Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters...

So the court is saying, putting the illegal voter issue aside, essentially, that blacks and Hispanics are too stupid to get a government ID.

31 posted on 08/28/2012 2:23:39 PM PDT by matt04
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To: NormsRevenge
Looks like a 3 judge opinion, mostly unanimous (except for some points). (Collyer, Griffith and Howell) 2 appointees of GW Bush and 1 of Obama’s. One of GW appointees (Collyer) was NLRB General Counsel. Didn't read opinion yet (is at D.C. Fed Dist Court website under “new cases” on right, mid screen.) Need to read tonight. Must be missing something...
32 posted on 08/28/2012 2:24:19 PM PDT by dan on the right
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To: MrB
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy

Bears repeating. Hope you boys up there are listening. Enough of this crap!

33 posted on 08/28/2012 2:27:57 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: knarf

Exactly. On matters like these, it`s high time to tell these courts to **** off.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 2:28:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How does it discriminate against Hispanics, even the illegal ones? Don’t they go to Fiesta grocery stores when they need to procure an ID card if someone in the DPS office won’t sell them a legitimate card for $$$?


35 posted on 08/28/2012 2:33:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Texas Brethern:

Remember reading in your Texas history when Santa Ana told you how it was going to be. Recall what you did. Time again to answer the bell.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: boop
When Eric Holder came to speak to the NAACP in Houston this summer, the presstitutes had to present TWO forms of government issued ID to enter the room.

HYPOCRISY can be a b*tch except when the Jouralistsa don't bother to point it out.

Holder Demands Journalists Show Photo ID to Get Into His NAACP Talk on Evils of Photo ID Laws (Gateway Pundit ^ | July 10,2012 | Jim Hoft)/A

37 posted on 08/28/2012 2:37:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does your title indicate that the ruling dealt with voter ID?


38 posted on 08/28/2012 2:41:22 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does your title indicate that the ruling dealt with voter ID?


39 posted on 08/28/2012 2:41:37 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: DannyTN; Revolting cat!
The story has been corrected to be about “redistricting maps” instead of “Voter ID”.

Is Neil Young still dead?

40 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The voters wanted a majority GOP legislature in TEXAS. We get one so we get to draw the lines. BUT NOOOO we have that insidious Voting Rights Act that will eventually turn this state blue and in control of Mexico. The RATS know if Texas goes blue it is clear sailing for them.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:56 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: MrB

“Texas is one of many southern states that is under the postbellum voter rights act that allows the feds to interfere with their elections.”

Then how do we explain Arizona? Arizona is not a southern state, yet this very day, Holder sent his injustice department minions to the Grand Canyon State in order to monitor Arizona’s primary election. Gotta make sure no one discriminates against those illegals from Mexico when they show up at the polls, I suppose.

As for Texas, I wish Rick Perry would thumb his nose at the hack federal judge and say in a public venue, in front of the cameras, “Go to hell....were are going to ask EVERYONE to show an ID at the polls this November, black, white, hispanic, EVERY race, color and creed. And if the feds don’t like it, tough crap.”


42 posted on 08/28/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If people don't have to show an ID to vote, why do they have to show one to purchase a firearm?.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Reuters was apparently reporting a fake but accurate conclusion.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Shadow44

There’s always somebody who wants to change the text ~ but that’s not the issue here. It’s simply political by a political judge. This is one of the reasons we have to reduce the size of the federal judiciary. Starve the beast of the bodies it needs to dig into every little matter.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Biggirl

Of course they can, at $0.

This is just more horsedoo from holder n nobama.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 2:46:25 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You are right, and in the heavily illegal areas, we should geta few folks to hang around the polling places with Border Patrol caps on. I guess the dimocraps would say we are not allowing illegals to legally vote. Or would they call non-voter intimidation. It is time for war.


46 posted on 08/28/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

When I vote here in East Texas, Mrs Pat always makes me show my photo ID. We were in the same Sunday School class. She knew my parents and grandparents. I still had to go back out to the car and get my license.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT by myprecious
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To: Shadow44

As a lifelong resident of Texas, I have always had to present a photo ID (drivers’ license) in order to vote. The very thought that Mexican and other illegals will be able to vote this election without having to provide the same proof I’ve always had to provide makes me madder than I’ve ever been. Maybe it IS time to face the reality that we’re not going to win this thing peacefully.


48 posted on 08/28/2012 2:55:14 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: boop

Outstanding arrest warrants tend to hamper ID acquisition.I am a Texan, and I am really gettin’ tired of this crap.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 2:57:51 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They get welfare and that requires an ID.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 3:00:12 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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