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Trump's DOJ Will Drop Claim That Texas Voter ID Law Was Purposefully Discriminatory

WASHINGTON ? Reversing a position the Justice Department has maintained for years, the Trump administration’s Civil Rights Division will state in federal court this week that the federal government no longer claims Texas legislatorsShow More Summary

Some Clarification on What DOJ Is and Isn’t Doing in the Texas Voter ID Case

Before tomorrow’s hearing, the United States Department of Justice will ask a federal district court to voluntarily dismiss its claim that in enacting its strict voter identification law, Texas acted with a racially discriminatory purpose. There is nothing in the … Continue reading ?

Trump's DOJ Will Drop Claim That Texas Voter ID Law Was Purposefully Discriminatory

WASHINGTON ? Reversing a position the Justice Department has maintained for years, the Trump administration’s Civil Rights Division will state in federal court this week that the federal government no longer claims Texas legislatorsShow More Summary

White House won’t challenge Texas voter ID law

The move marks a stark reversal under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the Obama White House, which joined a lawsuit against Texas in 2013. Continue reading ? The post White House won’t challenge Texas voter ID law appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal Government No Longer Challenging Texas' Voter ID Law

The Trump administration has announced that they will no longer be challenging Texas' law that requires a photo ID to vote. The Obama...

BREAKING. Department Of Justice To Drop Opposition To Texas Voter ID Law

The Department of Justice is withdrawing from the Texas Voter ID case The post BREAKING. Department Of Justice To Drop Opposition To Texas Voter ID Law appeared first on RedState.

Lawyer: White House to no longer contest Texas' voter ID law

An attorney for a voting rights group says President Donald Trump's administration has her that the federal government no longer plans to challenge Texas' strict voter ID law. Danielle Lang, … Click to Continue »

Rumors DOJ Switching Positions in Texas Voter ID Case

Gerry Hebert: “BREAKING NEWS! Sessions’ DOJ is abandoning its 6-year old claims that TX Photo ID law was enacted w/discriminatory intent. We will fight on!” Ari Berman: “I’m told Sessions DOJ will switch sides in Texas voter ID case & argue … Continue reading ?

NC’s Defense of Voter ID Law Cost State $4.9 Million, With Up to $12 Million More in Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Fees Possible

News and Observer: Through November, Republican lawmakers had spent more than $10.5 million over five years defending laws on everything from redistricting to voter ID to HB2. Almost half the money – $4.9 million – went to defend a sweeping … Continue reading ?

Judge denies request to delay lawsuit against Texas voter ID

A long-running lawsuit over Texas' contentious voter ID law will move forward in federal court, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature considers how best to modify it. A federal judge on … Click to Continue »

Breaking: Federal Court Denies Motion to Postpone Texas Voter ID Trial, Putting DOJ in Position to Change Sides in Litigation

A federal district court, following a remand from the Fifth Circuit, is considering whether Texas acted with racially discriminatory intent when it passed its controversial voter identification law. The district court had already made a finding that Texas had such … Continue reading ?

Texas, Trump administration seek to delay voter ID hearing

The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas' attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state's voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald Trump is president. Continue reading ? The post Texas, Trump administration seek to delay voter ID hearing appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

“Texas Republicans pitch new voter ID law

Texas Tribune: Top Texas Republicans unveiled legislation Tuesday that would overhaul the state’s voter identification rules, an effort to comply with court rulings that have found that the current law discriminates against minority groups. Filed by Sen. Joan Huffman, Senate … Continue reading ?

Wednesday News: Putting VoterID to rest

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COOPER AND AG SEEK TO END US SUPREME COURT REVIEW OF VOTER ID LAW (Raleigh News & Observer) -- Gov. Roy Cooper and state Attorney General Josh Stein have taken steps to end a U.S. Supreme Court review of North Carolina’s voter ID law, reversing a request made by former Gov. Show More Summary

“NC governor and AG seek to end US Supreme Court review of voter ID case”

The News and Observer: Thomas Farr, a Raleigh attorney who has represented the lawmakers for several years in the elections law case, sent a letter to William McKinney, Cooper’s general counsel, arguing that neither the governor nor Stein have the … Continue reading ?

“Fighting voter ID laws in the courts isn’t enough. We need boots on the ground”

Important Molly McGrath LA Times oped: States that have implemented voter ID laws have shown little to no interest in helping their citizens comply. And the advocacy organizations that oppose these laws have few resources for direct voter assistance. Instead, groups … Continue reading ?

N Carolina Dems want US high court to drop voting law review

North Carolina's new Democratic governor and attorney general say they are ending state efforts to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a GOP-backed voter ID law that was struck … Click to Continue »

Arkansas Senate panel endorses bid to reinstate Voter ID law

A Senate panel has advanced a reworked proposal to reinstate an Arkansas voter ID law that was struck down more than two years ago as unconstitutional. The Senate State Agencies … Click to Continue »

Fighting voter ID laws in the courts isn't enough. We need boots on the ground

I first met Cinderria, an 18-year-old woman of color, in a library in downtown Madison, Wis. She approached the table marked “Voter ID Assistance” and explained that with the 2016 presidential primary only a few months away, and despite several trips to the DMV, she still didn’t have a valid ID...

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