Friday, August 31, 2012

Voter id law

  • Voter ID cases: Invisible voter versus imaginary fraud

    In Pennsylvania, a state trial judge upheld the newly enacted voter ID law under the state's constitution, while Thursday in Washington, a federal panel rejected Texas' similar ID law under the federal Voting Rights Act.

  • South Carolina voter ID law trial winds down

    WASHINGTON - Attorneys planned to wrap up testimony Friday in the federal trial over whether South Carolina's voter ID law discriminates against minority voters. The Obama administration rejected the law requiring voters show specific photo ID at the ...

  • Federal courts rejects Texas voter ID law, but state vows to win Supreme Court ...

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas law requiring voters to show picture ID at the polls was struck down by a three-judge federal panel, who said the state failed to prove the legislation wouldn't harm low-income and minority voters. Thursday's unanimous ruling ...

  • Lewis Diuguid | Voter ID laws going way of dodo bird

    The voter ID laws in the 21st century are as transparent as grandfather clauses, poll taxes and literacy tests imposed in the Jim Crow South to keep black voters from casting ballots in elections in the 20th century.

  • Texas voter-ID law is blocked

    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 ...

  • Court Tosses Texas Voter-ID Law

    WASHINGTON—A three-judge panel rejected Texas' voter-identification law, saying it violates civil-rights protections by putting an unfair burden on poor and minority voters, in a ruling that adds to a legal fight between the parties heading into the ...

  • Voter ID Laws, In Texas And Elsewhere, Face Continued Legal Wrangling

    A federal court struck down a Texas voter ID law Tuesday, in a major blow to Republican legislatures and governors around the country that are pursuing such legislation.

  • Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down by Federal Panel

    In the Texas case, the Justice Department called several lawmakers, all of them Democrats, who said they detected a clear racial motive in the push for the voter ID law. Lawyers for Texas argued that the state was simply tightening its laws. Texas ...

  • Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact

    WASHINGTON - A federal court on Thursday struck down a Texas law that would have required voters to show government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots in November, ruling that the law would hurt turnout among minority voters and ...

  • Federal court blocks Texas voter ID law

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, saying the measure would likely curtail the ability of minorities to vote in the November 6 ...

  • Hosemann studying Texas voter ID case

    The Mississippi secretary of state's office is studying a court ruling that struck down the Texas voter identification law before determining if it will have any impact on Mississippi. A Mississippi law that would require people to display a government ...

  • BREAKING: Texas voter ID law struck down

    (CNN) - A federal appeals court in Washington has struck down the Texas voter ID law which required photos for voters at the polls, saying the law amounts to racial discrimination.

  • Voter ID Laws an Extra Challenge to Asian Americans

    In an election year where just a handful of votes could sway a tight election, some states are enacting laws to make it more difficult for citizens to vote.

  • Federal court rules against Texas voter ID law

    WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled for the first time that a strict photo identification law discriminates against poor and minority voters in violation of the Voting Rights Act, barring Texas from enforcing its new requirement at polling places ...

  • Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID law

    The Republican-dominated state Legislature passed a voter ID law in 2011, a measure that had long been backed by conservatives statewide.

  • Federal Court Blocks Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

    A federal court in Washington ruled on Thursday that a Texas Voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act, effectively blocking the law from taking effect.

  • Testimony on SC voter ID law touches on racism

    Washington - A South Carolina lawmaker and the author of a voter ID law considered discriminatory by the Justice Department testified in federal court this week that, while crafting the bill, he had responded favorably to a friend's racist email in ...

  • Federal court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    WASHINGTON -- In a resounding rebuke of Texas' Republican leadership, a three-judge federal panel Thursday knocked down the state's new far-reaching photo voter ID law, which the court said illegally suppressed Latino and African-American voters.

  • Texas voter ID law struck down

    The panel of three federal judges stopped Texas from implementing the voter ID law under the Voting Rights Act - a victory for U.S.

  • Court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    A federal court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, judging that the state didn't demonstrate that the measure would not harm minorities' voting rights.

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