NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.
A fresh article from the Washington Post titled ‘Getting a photo ID so you can vote is easy. Unless you’re poor, black, Latino or elderly’ purports to establish that voter ID laws are inherently discriminatory against minorities. Towards...Show More Summary
Prior to the November presidential election, 17 states are expected to implement new voting restrictions. The states involved include “swing states” like Wisconsin, as well as Texas and North Carolina, which have a significant number of African American and Latino voters. Show More Summary
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals began hearing ?a case Tuesday on the legality of the Texas voter ID law. It’s viewed as the most restrictive such law in the nation and the circuit court’s ruling could have impacts well beyond theShow More Summary
WaPo: With the U.S. Supreme Court watching, judges on a federal appeals court here Tuesday questioned whether accommodations could be made to protect minority voters and still save Texas’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law in time for the presidential contest in … Continue reading ?
Opponents, including the U.S. Justice Department and civil rights groups, say in-person voter fraud is extremely rare and that Texas' law discriminates by requiring forms of ID that are more difficult to obtain for low-income, African-American and Latino voters. [...]Show More Summary
More than half a million registered Texan voters, the vast majority of them people of color, could be disenfranchised if the law is upheld. The post The Nation’s Strictest Voter ID Law Is Back In Court appeared first on ThinkProgres...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court hearing on a strict voter ID law in Texas (all times local): Fifteen federal appeals judges are weighing arguments on whether a strict voter ID law in Texas illegally discriminates against low-income, black and Hispanic voters. Attorneys for the U.S. Show More Summary
This week I was sworn in as a witness for the first time in my life. I had agreed to testify in a federal trial challenging a series of new election laws in Wisconsin. Why me? From my perspective as a voter registration volunteer and...Show More Summary
The liberal media bias machine in the mainstream media is unhappy with having a valid photo ID in order to vote. You need an ID to get into places and to pay bills, so what’s the problem here? Photo by abegum
KUT: On Tuesday a federal appeals court will take a second look at Texas’ controversial voter ID law. It’s one of the biggest voting rights battles ahead of this year’s presidential election, and a ruling from this court could be … Continue reading ?
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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Minority voters represent a big share of those seeking free photo IDs under the state’s new voter ID law and may also make up the great majority of those who experience the most problems getting one, under figures … Continue reading ?
John Roberts’s masterpiece in the field of self-refuting simulacra of constitutional law continues to have the desired effect: On Thursday, federal district court judge Henry Hudson upheld Virginia’s voter ID law, despite hearing many stories like Okiakpe’s of voters burdened by the law. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee once known as “Hang ‘Em High […]
The Virginia Democratic Party sued state elections officials, saying the photo ID requirement unconstitutionally suppresses voting by blacks, Latinos and young people. From in-person voting, to an absentee option, to provisional ballots...Show More Summary
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Wisconsin State Journal: More than two dozen Assembly Republicans have asked the Legislature’s budget-writing committee to consider approving money to educate the public on the state’s law requiring voters to show photo identification. The names of 34 Assembly Republicans appeared … Continue reading ?
Richmond Times-Dispatch: A federal judge has upheld Virginia’s voter ID law challenged by the Democratic Party of Virginia and two voters alleging the Republican-controlled state legislature enacted it to curb the number of young and minority voters. “Mindful that the … Continue reading ?
The lawsuit claimed Republicans only passed the law to prevent African American, Latino, and poor people from coming out to vote. The post Judge Upholds Virginia’s Strict Voter ID Law, Says It Doesn’t Suppress Minority Votes appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports. … Continue reading ?