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Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Huffington Post Voices News

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in a victory for civil rights groups who had challenged the law. The U.S. Court of App...

Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections. A three-judge court in Washington, D.C., had earlier upheld the restrictions in … Click to Continue »

Appeals court upholds ruling on disabled children

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that the District of Columbia is inadequately helping young children with special needs. The Washington Post reports that a federal panel of … Click to Continue »

Divided federal appeals court says Texas ID law is discriminatory and violates Voting Rights Act

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A plurality of a deeply divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling Wednesday that the Texas ID law is racially discriminatory and violates the Voting Rights Act. Seven of the court’s 15 judges signed the ruli...

Federal Court Finds Texas’ Redistricting Plan Violates Voting Rights Act

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

A panel of three federal judges has ruled that Texas’ redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act. Texas, because of its history of suppressing minority rights, must have any changes to its election law “pre-cleared” under Sec...

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