TV News LIES

Monday, Sep 22nd

Last update08:12:05 PM GMT

You are here News Politics Texas voter ID law is blocked

Texas voter ID law is blocked

E-mail Print PDF

Texas ID law rejectedA federal court on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would have required voters to show photo identification, ruling that the legislation would impose “strict, unforgiving burdens” on poor minority voters.

Describing the law as the most stringent in the country, the unanimous decision by a three-judge panel marks the first time that a federal court has blocked a voter ID law. It will reverberate politically through the November elections. Republicans and Democrats have been arguing over whether tough voter ID laws in a number of states discriminate against African Americans and Hispanics.

The panel at the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled that Texas had failed to show that the statute would not harm the voting rights of minorities in the state. In addition, the judges found that evidence indicated that the cost of obtaining a photo ID to vote would fall most heavily on African American and Hispanic voters.

Evidence submitted by Texas to prove that its law did not discriminate was “unpersuasive, invalid, or both,” wrote David S. Tatel, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, who wrote the panel’s 56-page opinion.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Wisconsin voter ID foes ask court to reconsider

voter idCivil rights advocates have officially filed a petition asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a...

More details emerge in fight that witnesses say involved Palin family

Palin As police continue investigations into a fight that broke out Saturday at a South Anchorage home, more details have...

U.S. moves to block suit against Iran-focused group

DOJWarning of potential damage to U.S. national security, the Justice Department on Friday asked a federal...

Wisconsin photo-ID law gets appeals court blessing

Scott WalkerA federal appeals court on Friday gave Wisconsin the green light to implement its controversial photo...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!