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

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

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 ...

Supreme Court Won't Block Texas' Restrictive Voter ID Law -- For Now

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Friday declined a request from voting rights advocates to stop Texas from enforcing its controversial voter ID law, which is on t...

Texas' Strict Voter ID Law Will Get One Last Showdown Before The Election

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Texas managed to convince the most conservative appeals court in the country to wipe out an August ruling that held that the state's restrictive voter...

Texans Voting On Super Tuesday Have To Abide By A Racist Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

A voter identification law in Texas was ruled last year to have a racially discriminatory effect, but the law remains on the books as voters head to t...

Voter ID Laws and the Ghosts of Jim Crow

Terry Smith | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Terry Smith

The basic contours of the public discourse on voter ID laws are fairly clear. In-person voting fraud is rare. As Judge Richard Posner has concluded, restrictive voter ID laws are mainly the product of Republican legislatures targeting Democratic-leaning constituencies.

Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in...

Federal Appeals Court Considers Controversial Texas Voter ID Bill

Texas Tribune | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS – A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID l...

Samantha Lachman

Four Years Later, Texas Is Still Defending Its Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require vote...

Dana Liebelson

Texans Slam Voter ID Law: 'Now That It's Happened To Me, I'm Devastated'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dana Liebelson

This Is What Happened Because Congress Didn't Fix The Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of voters in Texas reported problems casting their ballots on Election Day, with many of the issues stemming from a restrictive...

It's Time for a Constitutional Right to Vote, and a Truce in the Voting Wars

Rob Richie | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

By enshrining the right to vote in our constitution, Congress would be empowered to enact minimum electoral standards to guarantee a higher degree of legitimacy, inclusivity, and consistency across the nation.

Dana Liebelson

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Texas voter ID law considered to be one of the most restrictive in the country is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader ...

Tankman, the GOP and Voting Rights

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 and reauthorized multiple times, most recently in 2004 without a single Senator voicing opposition. Then two events occurred that shook the nation from its forward trajectory.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Getting Tired of Writing Scathing Dissents

Reductress | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a scathing dissent last Wednesday, stating her growing exhaustion for constantly having to write such scathing dissents for recent decisions made in the court.

Raising Our Voices When Others Try to Silence Them

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 12.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

Forcing voters to use photo ID and perpetuating the myth of rampant voter fraud is nothing more than a strategy to keep growing minority communities on the sidelines. And unfortunately, it works.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pens Scathing Dissent On Texas Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a six-page dissent early Saturday morning, blasting the court's decision to allow Texas to use its ne...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Texas struck down the state’s voter ID law on Thursday, calling it an “unconstitutional poll tax” intended to d...

Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.

Ryan J. Reilly

Texas Legislators Forced To Turn Over Emails In Voter ID Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any legislators' emails that reveal a discriminatory motive for passing a 2011 Texas voter ID law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry (R), could ...

Ted Cruz's Father: Black People ‘Uninformed' And ‘Deceived'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz, father of tea party star Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), called black and Hispanic voters “uninformed” and “deceived" d...

Women Elected Virginia's Governor -- Now What?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Without the votes of women, Virginia would have elected a Governor who opposes safe and legal abortion, wants to restrict access to affordable health care for women, supports extreme and dangerous fetal personhood measures and calls the birth control health care benefit a "sterilization mandate."

Restrictive Voter ID Law Snags Former House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D-Texas) tried to get a voter identification card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office on Saturd...

Almost No One Signed Up For New Texas Voter ID Certificate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2013 | Latino Voices

A controversial law requiring Texas voters to present photo identification in order to cast a ballot officially went into effect Monday, as early voti...