The court also upheld 10 of 11 districts that had been flagged as problematic.
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Texas’ voter identification law, reversing a lower court ruling that found it discriminated against voters of color.
It appears that Texas will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case against the state’s restrictions on language interpreters at the ballot box.
A federal judge has tossed out a new law softening Texas’ strict voter identification requirements. Texas’ attorney general says he will appeal the ruling.
“Despite the fact I am a U.S. citizen, I want you to know that I have not been able to vote in any election since Texas passed its voter ID law in 2013.”
Texas’ new voter identification law fully absolves the state from discriminating against minority voters, the Department of Justice argues in a legal filing.
Many observers point to Texas’ growing Hispanic population, which tends to lean Democratic, as an indication that the political tides will soon shift.
In the just-ended legislative session, lawmakers mowed through a list of divisive issues that could have lasting effects on how others see our state.
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the State’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.