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  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

    10/18/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/14 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order, issued just after 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning.
  • Justice Ginsburg has it backwards

    10/18/2014 3:30:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2014 | Walt Bussey
    In her dissent to the Supreme Court’s ruling that Texas could enforce its voter ID law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote: "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." No, Justice Ginsburg; the greatest threat to confidence in our election process is that too many people may vote who are not legally qualified to vote, or that may vote fraudulently. How confident can honest citizen voters...
  • One Last Hurrah for Texas Voter ID

    10/18/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Overnight the Supreme Court refused to reverse the stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and thus allowed voter ID to be required in the mid-term election in Texas. This is procedural delay based on the idea that election rules shouldn’t change at the last second. So voter ID gets one last hurrah in Texas. But election integrity advocates shouldn’t celebrate too much. Texas Voter ID is doomed. After this next election, it is prohibited from being used. Nor should much faith be placed in any appeal. The plaintiffs won on two separate theories under the Voting Rights...
  • Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law [Sotomayor, Kagan and Bader dissented]

    10/18/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower court’s ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. “The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • Obama administration declares new voter rights strategy

    07/25/2013 8:09:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2013 | By David Ingram and Dave Warner
    The Obama administration embarked on a new strategy on Thursday to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race, an effort to counter a Supreme Court ruling last month that freed states from the strictest federal oversight. Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to start in Texas, a conservative stronghold. Texas' voter ID law requires voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot, a measure its supporters, mostly Republicans, said is necessary to prevent fraud. Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because even getting a free photo ID would require travel to a state office...
  • Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

    07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 203 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams
    July 25, 2013 Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity J. Christian Adams Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: RNC Operatives Join Eric Holder’s Campaign Against Texas, Several Other States

    07/26/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/26/2013 | The Tatler
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will seek to recapture Texas and return it to federal oversight for approval of all election law changes such as photo voter identification. Holder’s move comes after the Supreme Court in June freed Texas and other states from the requirement that all state election laws be approved in Washington, D.C. Holder’s move prompted outrage from Texas Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn and Governor Rick Perry. The three should also be angry with the Republican National Committee. PJ Tatler has learned that staff at the RNC have been spending RNC donations...
  • Texas voter ID law struck down

    08/30/2012 10:41:22 AM PDT · by unlearner · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Del Quentin Wilber
    A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities. The three-judge panel in the historic case said that evidence also showed that costs of obtaining a voter ID would fall most heavily on poor African Americans and Hispanics in Texas. Evidence submitted by Texas to prove that its law did not discriminate was “unpersuasive, invalid, or both,” wrote David. S. Tatel, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in the panel’s...
  • OUTRAGE: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Says ‘Unfair’ to Blacks and Hispanics

    08/30/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT · by montag813 · 31 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona In a despicable ruling today, a federal court has blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November - in clear violation of a U.S. Supreme Court precedent upholding the practice. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the law, overwhelmingly supported by Texas voters and legislators, imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and that "a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty". This ruling is an outrage on several fronts....
  • Mexican Immigrant Texas State Rep. Responds To Liberal/NPR Talking Points On Voter I.D.

    07/12/2012 6:23:54 PM PDT · by pepeajr1 · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/12/2012 | State Representative Jose Aliseda
    http://www.npr.org/2012/07/12/156668326/texas-rep-voters-dont-have-confidence-in-system?sc=tw&cc=share
  • Supreme Court UPHOLDS Key AZ Immigration Law - Good for Texas Voter ID Law Supreme Court Case!

    06/25/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 5 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/25/2012 | David Bellow
    The United States Supreme Court struck down some parts of the Arizona Immigration Law, but the Supreme Court UPHELD a key provision (and very controversial part) of the AZ Immigration Law. According to the Washington Post, The Supreme Court has upheld the provision in the AZ law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally. Anyone in AZ must now "Show Me Your Papers" when asked by AZ law enforcement. I believe that this ruling gives us a glimpse of how the Supreme Court will rule when they hear the Voter...
  • Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law

    03/12/2012 10:52:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/12 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot out of concerns it could harm some Hispanic voters who lack such identification. The state law approved in May 2011 required voters to show government-issued photo identification, which could include a driver's license, a military identification card, a birth certificate with a photo, a current U.S. passport, or a concealed handgun permit. The Justice Department said that data from Texas showed that almost 11 percent of Hispanic voters, just over 300,000, did not have a driver's...
  • Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting

    03/12/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 142 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-12-12
    The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification. Perez wrote that while the...
  • Justice Department bars Texas voter ID law

    03/12/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2012 | By Sari Horwitz
    <p>March 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration blocked Texas’s new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls, escalating a partisan dispute over voting restrictions.</p> <p>The U.S. Justice Department is using its power under the Voting Rights Act to halt the Texas law, saying in a letter to the state today that the measure may disproportionately harm Hispanics. The department in December blocked a similar law in South Carolina.</p>