Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down


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Think progress writes that “a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an opinion written by a George W. Bush appointee, held that Texas’s voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and must, at the very least, be significantly weakened.”

According to The New York Times, on Wednesday, the federal appeals court panel agreed that Texas’ voter ID law had a discriminatory effect on black and Latino voters.

The New York Times writes that it was the first time a federal appeals court had ruled against such a law.

NYT:  “It was also a sign that the Voting Rights Act remains functional, despite the 2013 Supreme Court decision that cut out a key provision requiring federal oversight of jurisdictions, like Texas, with histories of racial discrimination.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/opinion/the-real-voter-fraud-is-texas-id-law.html?_r=0

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/08/05/3688384/breaking-federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-texass-voter-id-law/

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