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Texas Voter Id Law

Dana Liebelson

Texans Slam Voter ID Law: 'Now That It's Happened To Me, I'm Devastated' | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Betty Thorn, an 84-year-old grandmother who lives in an assisted-living facility in Austin, Texas, has voted in every major election in her life since...

Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A ma...

Texas Voter ID Law

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Texas Voter ID Law

Opponents Ask Supreme Court To Block Texas Voter ID Law

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Appeals Court Reinstates 'Poll Tax' Texas Voter ID Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Tuesday put on hold a ruling striking down a controversial Texas voter ID law, based “primarily” on the approaching ele...

Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz Sept. 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to p...

Several Voter ID Laws Are Set For Their First Major Test

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots —...

State's Harsh New Voter Law Could Disenfranchise Many Women | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

Varying maiden and marriage names on crucial documents, and documents showing genders different to that presented, could cause problems for many voter...

Harsh Texas Voter ID Law Challenged

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON and PETE YOST | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its red...

SCOTUS Throws Out Voter ID Ruling

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state's political redist...

Texas Voter ID Law Takes Effect After Voting Rights Act Ruling

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas will "immediately" implement a voter ID law that a panel of federal judges ruled last year would impose “strict, unforgiving bur...

Coordinated Effort to Disenfranchise Latinos Now Underway

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Like citizenship ceremonies, John F. Kennedy's words on immigrants to the U.S. were once a source of inspiration across the nation and among both political parties. "Every ethnic minority, in seeking its own freedom, helped strengthen the fabric of liberty in American life.

Texas-Sized Amounts Spent For Questionable Purpose

The Dallas Morning News | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas has now spent more than $2 million defending its law to require photo identification to vote and its redrawing of political bounda...

Harsh Texas Law Smacked Down By Court

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being all...

Voter ID Measure Goes On Trial

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Texas and the Justice Department gave opening statements Monday in a trial over Texas' new voter ID law, setting the stage ...

Gene Demby

Texas GOP: Repeal The Voting Rights Act | Gene Demby | Posted 06.27.2012 | Black Voices

The Texas Republican Party has released its official platform for 2012, and the repeal of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of its central...

Justice Department Objects To New Voter ID Law

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A photo ID requirement for voters in Texas could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of registered Hispanics, the Justice Departme...