April 10, 2017

Federal judge strikes down Texas ID law

NY Times- A federal judge ruled on Monday that the voter-identification law that the Texas Legislature passed in 2011 was enacted with the intent to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters, striking down the law and raising the possibility that the state’s election procedures could be put back under federal oversight. In a long-running case over the legality of one of the toughest voter ID laws in the country, the judge found that the law was passed, at least in part, with a discriminatory purpose, violating the federal Voting Rights Act.

1 comment:

fuelcelltruth said...

and how did the judge know that? My wife is from Spain and she thinks it is crazy not to have an ID to vote