District Court in Corpus Christi stems from a battle over stringent voter ID measures signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, in 2011. The law requires voters to present a photo ID such as a concealed handgun license or driver's license, but it excludes student IDs as invalid. Show More Summary
Two recent articles draw complaints about false equivalency.
A trial begins today in a federal courtroom in Texas to determine the constitutionality of the state’s voter identification law, which is widely acknowledged to be the most restrictive in the nation. It has gone through a number of twists and turns: Passed in 2011, it was struck down in federal court in 2012 as […]
Republicans claim the law is not discriminatory.
HOUSTON, Texas -- A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas will decide the fate of the Lone Star State's new voter identification law, which requires citizens to show a photo ID at the polls. The judge, Nelva Gonzales Ramos, will start hearing arguments on Tuesday of this week. Show More Summary
WHYY Radio Times: Improving Pennsylvania's Ballot ElectionsIn most other nations around the world - when the GOVERNMENT proves to be so corrupt that the PEOPLE violently protest as a sign of their "Vote Of No Confidence" in the process...Show More Summary
While voter identification laws are a hot button issue in national politics, those laws aren't usually discussed in he broader context of identification requirements in various aspects of everyday life. For starters, border patrol agents dozens...Show More Summary
Precious Memories, Part IV [Final]. I never expected to miss the Southland. Going north to Harvard and then west to law school, I returned South only once to law clerk for a federal judge in Mobile, Alabama. Then, it was directly back north to Manhattan. As relayed in Part I of this series, the South has been increasingly on my mind and in my heart. Show More Summary
With the streets of Ferguson now quiet and the body of Michael Brown laid to rest, you could count on our friends at the Daily Beast to find fresh ways to exploit the tragic episode for political ends. Witness contributor Jacob Lupfer's...Show More Summary
An obvious way for everyone to help right the wrongs of Ferguson are to oppose voter ID laws, which are designed to suppress the black vote nationwide.
A Wisconsin judge has denied a request to reinstate voter ID.
Myths about voter ID are reemerging in the wake of a federal judge's ruling against the government in North Carolina, a voting rights case right-wing media characterized as a "huge loss" for the Obama Administration, despite the fact...Show More Summary
We'll start today's entry with some meme-busting: Debunking the wild claims used to justify voter ID laws via @facingsouth http://t.co/EwGbyWpNXj #ncpol #voterID — The Carolina Mercury (@NCMercury) August 11, 2014 read more
The AG and his allies have claimed that voter ID laws suppress black votes. But finally, a North Carolina judge speaks the truth.
97-year-old Beth Hiller, a nursing home resident from Topeka, Kansas, tried to vote last Tuesday, but was turned away. Upon arriving at the polling place, Ms. Hiller was told that she could not vote. Think Progress reports: Hiller was turned away because she did not have a photo ID, and Kansas has a strict voter ID [...]
And voter fraud at the polls is still only slightly more common than unicorns. The post 97 Year-Old Woman Denied The Right To Vote Because Of Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.
At Netroots Nation, liberals slammed voter ID laws, labeling them something akin to “Jim Crow” laws. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court...
Too bad, so sad, Eric Holder. North Carolina’s common-sense law that voters bring valid ID to the polls has prevailed over your frivolous attempts to stop them. From the article: “It is an embarrassing defeat for the Holder Justice Department. Show More Summary