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Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law
Houston Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law Updated 11:14 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty.

The decision involves an increasingly contentious political issue: a push, largely by Republican-controlled legislatures and governor's offices, to impose strict identification requirements on voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; id; lawsuit; texas; voter; voterfraud; voterid
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:22 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

Son of a b...........!!!!


2 posted on 08/30/2012 9:35:00 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Arec Barrwin
I guess the ACLU flew dozens of poor people to D.C. to testify they would be unable to meet the burden of obtaining an ID.
3 posted on 08/30/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT by In Maryland (Our rights come from nature and God, not government. - Paul Ryan)
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To: Halls

And now that Roberts votes regularly with the liberals, he can’t be counted when this gets to the Supreme Court. Looks like perfectly reasonably voter ID laws are simply going to be against the law everywhere soon.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 9:40:56 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Arec Barrwin

Votes are state control, aren’t they? Doesn’t that give the Federal Govt. NO legal right to mess with voting in states?


5 posted on 08/30/2012 9:41:37 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The Supreme Court already ruled that voter ID is OK in Indiana. What is the justification for this panel to rule otherwise?


6 posted on 08/30/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT by TopDog2
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To: Longbow1969

THE SCOTUS ALREADY UPHELD ‘VOTER I.D.’ IN THEIR APRIL, 2008 DECISION!!!!!


7 posted on 08/30/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Arec Barrwin

Thanks for posting this,, I had a similar piece from a few days ago that Reuters had initially mistitled.. the thread is still going..

Dead voters and illegals can rest assured DEms will use their votes wisely.;-)

Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2923900/posts


8 posted on 08/30/2012 9:44:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I’d say they just need to tell the feds to stuff it and implement it anyway.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 9:45:11 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Longbow1969

This isn’t going to site well with a lot of Texans. Your right about Roberts. We r screwed!


10 posted on 08/30/2012 9:45:11 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: All

But its perfectly okay to require picture ID to buy Drano in Chicago. Somehow that is not a burden on minorities.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 9:47:26 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Bikkuri

Yes, and Gov. Perry should say “FU” to the Federal 0bamabots and remind them of that, as well as the SCOTUS set precedence by upholding VOTER ID. Oddly, the 0bamabot courts don’t care about precedence when it’s contrary to their agenda.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:47:26 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Arec Barrwin
Considering this decision violates several laws, goes against current standing SCOTUS decisions, and has zero logic behind it?

Impeach these judges. With prejudice.

13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:47:41 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: All

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/01/05/new-law-requires-photo-id-to-buy-drain-cleaner/


14 posted on 08/30/2012 9:48:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

15 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:01 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Arec Barrwin

And the houston comical staff dances for joy in the streets.

“strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor”

What a crock of crap.

Legal Texas voters, bonafide citizens of the United States, have been repeatedly disenfranchised by the Federal Courts.

Voting is a states rights issue. Only the 15th, 19th and 24th Amendments specify voting requisites. Verification or no verification of identity is not mentioned in any of these amendments.

More legislation and grasping from the bench.... the “New Normal”.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:01 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The oligarchs in black robes strike again. And judicial supremacists like Mitt Romney hold them to be the ultimate authority.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day Christians stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
THE SCOTUS ALREADY UPHELD ‘VOTER I.D.’ IN THEIR APRIL, 2008 DECISION!!!!!

Dunno what to tell you. This court rejected it for Texas. The real problem now is that Roberts has gone liberal. Much like Souter abruptly changed ideology, Roberts now votes with the leftwing of the court and will probably uphold this decision that throws out voter ID.

18 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:27 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Arec Barrwin

If the Black Panthers can stand in their costumes - I mean uniforms- in front of a polling place and face no legal consequences, then maybe some good ol’ boys from Texas can stand in front of the Texas polling booths.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by NorseWood
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To: Arec Barrwin

If the Black Panthers can stand in their costumes - I mean uniforms- in front of a polling place and face no legal consequences, then maybe some good ol’ boys from Texas can stand in front of the Texas polling booths.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:54 AM PDT by NorseWood
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To: Arec Barrwin
Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law

Impeach and defrock.

21 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:20 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Bikkuri; All
Votes are state control, aren’t they?

Texas is subject to the voting requirements of the civil rights act.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Arec Barrwin

My considered opinion is that SCOTUS has no legal standing in the matter.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:31 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: jonno
Sorry - it's actually called the VOTING rights act.
24 posted on 08/30/2012 9:52:33 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, yeah, there’s that AND the ruling should keep those ID-less dirtbags out of an Obamuzzie speech also.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 9:53:27 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Arec Barrwin
Texas, secede now. Your citizens have been rendered second class citizens by the voting rights act. Your citizens no longer have an equal voice in their government as their Yankee brethren. The Constitution no longer applies to you. You're carrying an spiteful and ungrateful nation on your great shoulders.

Time to leave.

26 posted on 08/30/2012 9:56:40 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Arec Barrwin

Anyone know the name of the court and/or the names of the judges who ruled ? I cannot find it in any of the MSM stories.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 9:57:21 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Dead Corpse
Impeach these judges.

It's not going to happen. People should really stop ranting about impeaching this politician, or that judge, etc. Much as they probably deserve it, it is NEVER going to happen. There is not, for generations to come probably, going to be 2/3rds of the Senate to uphold impeaching any liberal judge or politician. No one is going to be impeached over dopey decisions like this. It's just not going to happen.

28 posted on 08/30/2012 9:58:16 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TopDog2
The Supreme Court already ruled that voter ID is OK in Indiana. What is the justification for this panel to rule otherwise?

This:


29 posted on 08/30/2012 9:58:38 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Heaven forbid you have to prove who you are before voting. The fix is in!! Illegals and dead people will vote in record numbers come Nov. The military will get screwed out of their votes, and the Dems will laugh their asses off at the Tea Party and everyone else who actually thought things would change.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Arec Barrwin

Well on a positive note, it’s Texas. No amount of voter fraud in the world would result in an Obama win there...


31 posted on 08/30/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

but the DemocRats realize that Texas is the 2nd largest state in the U.S. and full of illegals which could make it a pivotal state if he grants more amnesty to illegals (he should be impeached for that alone; any other president would have)


32 posted on 08/30/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Arec Barrwin

You need a photo ID to get a library card!

So the vote is less secure than you borrowing a copy of 50 Shades of Gray?


33 posted on 08/30/2012 10:04:53 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: libh8er

To answer my own question, the ruling appears here (8/30/2012)

https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/Opinions.pl?2012

Link to the ruling

https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2012cv0128-340

and the names of the activist judges that the MSM were trying to withhold

TATEL, Circuit Judge, and COLLYER and WILKINS, District Judges.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Longbow1969

The gay bathhouse photos of Roberts that team 0bama has sure has gotten a lot of mileage and will ensure Roberts STAYS liberal.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: libh8er

Two of the three judges:

Robert Wilkins — appointed in 2010 by Baraq Hussein Obama.
David Tatel — appointed by William Jefferson Blythe in 1994.

Third one, Rosmary Collyer appointed by W in 2002.

I will bet it was a 2:1 ruling.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 10:10:22 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Arec Barrwin
Judge Robert Wilkins appointed 2010 by Baraq Hussein Obama


37 posted on 08/30/2012 10:12:49 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Longbow1969

Didn’t they get rid of some judges in Idaho that ruled for homo “marriage?”


38 posted on 08/30/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: libh8er

Worthless pieces of crap, IMHO.


39 posted on 08/30/2012 10:14:30 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Arec Barrwin

This decision may finally allow a reasonable possibility of overturning the Voting Rights Act under the Equal Protection Clause. Citizens of Texas and other states subject to the Voting Rights Act are being held to a different standard than citizens of non covered states.


40 posted on 08/30/2012 10:15:27 AM PDT by etcb
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To: Arec Barrwin
... the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor"

"You come in here with a skull full of mush, and
you leave with a larger skull full of even more mush."

41 posted on 08/30/2012 10:16:54 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: Persevero

Can’t remove the fed judges except by impeachment. If we could vote them out, the country would look significantly different today.


42 posted on 08/30/2012 10:17:13 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: Arec Barrwin

Revolt...ing now!


43 posted on 08/30/2012 10:19:07 AM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: Persevero
Didn’t they get rid of some judges in Idaho that ruled for homo “marriage?”

That's Iowa. And those judges were defeated at the ballot box, not by impeachment. There is not the political will or the votes necessary to remove judges for their absurd and stupid rulings. It's just not going to happen, at least not anytime in the next several generations.

44 posted on 08/30/2012 10:21:08 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: apillar
it’s Texas. No amount of voter fraud in the world would result in an Obama win there...

"Lucky" Lyndon Johnson "won" a disputed Texas Senate race thanks to a fire ... the bulding holding the ballots burned down.

45 posted on 08/30/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Arec Barrwin
the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty.

regardless of the state in which they reside, if the poor are receiving public assistance they have to have an ID. Why is that ID requirement not an unforgiving burden thus any different with respect to being a burden when requiring a voter ID? We all know the answer, VOTE FRAUD. The judges ruling defies logic so I presume they got the word from the WH and Chicago to rule against the law or else.

46 posted on 08/30/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Arec Barrwin

Hell, Texas should follow the Obama lead. Just say screw it. We will do whatever we decide and you can take us to court...britches.


47 posted on 08/30/2012 10:23:06 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; stanz
Yes, and Gov. Perry should say “FU” to the Federal 0bamabots and remind them of that, as well as the SCOTUS set precedence by upholding VOTER ID.

Yes! Whatever it takes... this Obama-bot mandate cannot stand this November!

48 posted on 08/30/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Apparently I’m stupid. Everytime I vote in Tennessee I am asked for my ID. Why can’t they do that in Texas?


49 posted on 08/30/2012 10:26:48 AM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

It is time for Texas to start ignoring the courts.


50 posted on 08/30/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by Revel
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