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Appeals Court Smacks Down North Carolina’s Attempt to Suppress the Black Vote

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit invalidated North Carolina’s stringent new voting restrictions, holding that the law violates both the United States Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. The North...Show More Summary

North Carolina voter ID law overturned for ‘racially discriminatory intent’

A federal appeals court, comprised of three Democratic appointees, ruled Friday that recent changes to North Carolina’s voting law by the states Republican government violated the U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act. Continue reading ? The post North Carolina voter ID law overturned for ‘racially discriminatory intent’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Voting Rights Advocates Score a Huge Win in North Carolina

A federal appeals court struck down a restrictive voting law in North Carolina on Friday, ruling that the state legislature acted with the intent to limit African American voting in enacting the measure. The law, which took effect in...Show More Summary

Breaking and Analysis: Partially Divided 4th Circuit Strikes NC Strict Voting Law, Finds Discriminatory Intent

You can find the 83 pages of decisions at this link. A partially divided panel of 4th Circuit judges reversed a massive trial court opinion which had rejected a number of constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenges to North Carolina’s … Continue reading ?

EU Threatens Poland With Sanctions Over Rule of Law Row

Poland could lose its rights to vote in the EU in an escalating row over changes to its Constitutional Court imposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, soon after its election in 2015, sparking claims that it is not acting democratically and - therefore - against EU principles.

Read the Order Blocking Michigan’s Repeal of Straight Ticket Voting

Following up on this post, here is the decision of the District Court finding the elimination of straight ticket voting violates both the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution’s equal protection clause. The state of Michigan has appealed, so now … Continue reading ?

With crucial election looming, voting rights are even more important

It’s been nearly three years since the U.S. Supreme Court stuck its gavel in where it didn’t belong and gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Predictably, states with histories of vote-suppression quickly adopted fresh laws that have made it harder for the poor and for minorities...

Texas Voter ID Law Deemed Unconstitutional by 5th Circuit

The Fifth Circuit has just ruled that a Texas law requiring persons to produce a government-issued ID before casting their ballots is discriminatory and is in violation of the Voting Rights Act, according to Reuters. What is most surprising is that this circuit court is generally known to be one......

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

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 ruling, with two others mostly in agreement, but there were six dissents. Show More Summary

“The Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth Back; Thanks to an appeals ruling, Texas’ discriminatory voting laws could end up under federal oversight.”

I have written this piece for Slate. it begins: This week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit—holding that Texas’ strict voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act—is good news for those who believe such … Continue reading ?

The Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth Back

This week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit—holding that Texas’ strict voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act—is good news for those who believe such laws are discriminatory and do nothing to prevent voter fraud. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07.21.16

The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, rules that Texas's voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act by having discriminatory effects on minority voters (but remands on the issue of discriminatory purpose). [How Appealing] It appears that yes, Roger Ailes is on his way out at Fox News -- thanks in part to the work of lawyers from Paul, Weiss. Show More Summary

Texas Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act, Just In Time For The Election

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled over Texas’ strict voter ID law, saying that it had violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Voting Rights Act was a piece of legislation signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Show More Summary

Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

Election Law Blog: The 5th Circuit, issued an opinion holding that Texas's voter identification law, one of the strictest in the country, violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The bottom line is that the majority of the 5th Circuit...Show More Summary

Federal Court Rules Texas’ ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

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While the court did not strike down the law entirely, Democrats and voting-rights advocates praised it for finding that the law discriminated against minorities.

Texas Voter ID Ruling: Key Passages from the Opinions

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Texas’ voter ID law "has discriminatory effects" in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

Feds rule against Texas voter ID law

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The strict statute violates the Voting Rights Act and must be changed before the November election.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law As Violation Of Voting Rights Act

A controversial voter ID law in Texas violates a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Fifth Circuit Court struck down the law that civil rights said aimed to racially discriminate and...Show More Summary

The Fight Against Voter Fraud Rages On In Texas

In Texas, the battle to end voter fraud hit another roadblock as the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed previous rulings that the voter ID law passed in 2011 violated the Voting Rights Act. The law describes the types of photo...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

The Fifth Court of Appeals has struck down Texas' voter ID law. The court found that the law violates the Voting Rights Act and was discriminatory...

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