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High court throws out Texas voter ID ruling
Guardian UK ^ | 06.27.13

Posted on 06/27/2013 6:54:56 AM PDT by Perdogg

The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state's political redistricting plans as discriminatory.

The court's action Thursday was a predictable result of its major ruling two days earlier that effectively ended the federal government's strict supervision of elections in Texas and other states with a history of discrimination in voting.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; scotus; votefraud; voterfraud

1 posted on 06/27/2013 6:54:56 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg; BuckeyeTexan; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; ...
freepmail BuckeyeTexan or Perdogg to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.
2 posted on 06/27/2013 6:55:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: Perdogg

As usual with these ambiguous headlines regarding court rulings, I’m not sure if this is good news or not.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 6:56:41 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Perdogg

The article does not fully explain this ruling. Can TX require a voter ID, or not?


4 posted on 06/27/2013 6:58:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fwdude

The rats will find other creative ways to subvert/suppress free and fair elections...


5 posted on 06/27/2013 6:59:11 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perdogg

Really, does anyone respect the supremes any more.

And when are we going to “just say no”?

Really.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 6:59:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: fwdude; afraidfortherepublic

It is good news. The Lower Court blocked Texas’ new voter ID law, the Supremes vacated the ruling.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 7:00:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: Da Coyote
Really, does anyone respect the supremes any more.

Of course, "Love Child", "You Can't Hurry Love", were classics.

8 posted on 06/27/2013 7:00:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Like in SC TX voter ID stands as the law in the state. Voter Rights Act is dead.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Can TX require a voter ID, or not?

They can, and they've already started to implement the new process.

10 posted on 06/27/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Da Coyote
And when are we going to “just say no”?

The transition from real Americans seeing our government as legitimate to seeing what the far left has turned it into takes time. Obama has accelerated that change, as promised, and my impression is that far fewer patriotic Americans consider the federal government legitimate than ever before. We're VERY close to just saying "no".

11 posted on 06/27/2013 7:02:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg

“Barack Obama has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 7:03:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Hum? I must need more coffee, because I still do not know if Texas can require ID to vote.
Is the article really that unclear?


13 posted on 06/27/2013 7:05:26 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Perdogg

My understanding: A lower court had halted the Texas ID law on the grounds it conflicted with the Voter’s Right Act. Since the Supreme Court threw out the Voter’s Right Act (or the list of states covered by it, which resulted in the same outcome). The lower court ruling was not moot, so it was dismissed as well. Result - Voter ID law goes into effect in Texas.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 7:06:02 AM PDT by apillar
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To: svcw

The State of Texas can implement its new voter ID law.


15 posted on 06/27/2013 7:06:20 AM PDT by Perdogg (Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: Perdogg; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...

Dems were celibrated the SCOTUS ruling to advance state sponsored perversion big time last night, but having all those red states now advance their voter ID laws at the same time is ruining it for them.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 7:06:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Da Coyote

Dude..this is good news. I mean, I know it’s hard to believe, but this is. In fact, many of the rulings this week have been good. The gay marriage thing of course was awful....


17 posted on 06/27/2013 7:07:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: fwdude

It is good news...it vacates the lower court’s ruling blocking it... and now it puts other states’ foot in the door for similar laws. This is a rare bit of good news.


18 posted on 06/27/2013 7:08:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: apillar

That’s how I read it too.
Looks like a good thing!


19 posted on 06/27/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Perdogg

Greg Abbott, TX Attorney Gen., said that voter ID in TX starts today. All those Mexican citizens who vote in border towns and in the Valley will still get to vote Democrat in next year’s election if amnesty is law by then.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 7:08:53 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: rarestia
They can, and they've already started to implement the new process.

It's about time, now we'll start seeing more fallout. Today's Dallas Morning News had an "interesting" letter to the editor. In a nutshell, he said he was a citizen, had been voting for 40 years without showing an ID, and no one was going to take away his rights now and make him show an ID to vote. His precinct might need extra security next time around.

21 posted on 06/27/2013 7:10:22 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: Baseballguy

The Voting Rights Act is alive and well. All that is dead is the preclearance section.


22 posted on 06/27/2013 7:12:47 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Baseballguy

Ha ha! Good luck turning Texas blue now, you fraudulant liberals!!!


23 posted on 06/27/2013 7:13:55 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: sphinx

In the unlikely event that someone, somewhere, ACTUALLY tried to prevent blacks from voting again, I’m sure the Voting Rights Act as it stands now would do a fine job in making sure blacks can vote.


24 posted on 06/27/2013 7:15:42 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: sphinx

As discussed on Monday, Section V is difficult to enforce if Section IV is no longer applicable.


25 posted on 06/27/2013 7:16:21 AM PDT by Perdogg (Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: sphinx

Correct, but the preclearance section was the thorn. Now that it’s removed it opens up the VRA to all kinds of litigation over the statistics, measurement and extent of racism in voting in the post-Confederate South.

How narrow can they go if you elect blacks, Indians, etc.? Are black/black districts racist?


26 posted on 06/27/2013 7:18:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pollster1; Da Coyote
>> And when are we going to “just say no”?
>
> The transition from real Americans seeing our government as legitimate to seeing what the far left has turned it into takes time. Obama has accelerated that change, as promised, and my impression is that far fewer patriotic Americans consider the federal government legitimate than ever before. We're VERY close to just saying "no".

  1. Fast & Furious — While not particularly mainstream/well-known got enough publicity yo prime the pump on rejecting the legitimacy of government for a large number of people; it showed that government agencies could: intimidate the citizens, arm the Drug Cartels [definitionally Terrorists], violate treaties, commit felonies, execute unauthorized acts of war, and commit Treason… all without any significant repercussion.
  2. IRS Targeting — the use of this agency to impede others from expressing contrary political belief is repugnant to many [perhaps most] Americans, even regardless of the beliefs that were impeded.
  3. NSA Espionage — This is the kicker. In the light of the former two items (and even just #2) shows that the government has no regard for the Fourth Amendment, or the Sixth Amendment, and possibly even the First & Fifth amendments (as they are using your communication [a form of association] to build a case against you, while scanning the content of communication causing you to de factio testify against yourself).
Yeah, I should hope we're close to saying No!.
I am; I'm trying to get the states involved in fighting the Federal Government. [link]
27 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:56 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Perdogg
Democrats sound so stupid when they try try to sell us their voters don't have a valid ID and Voter ID is discriminatory.

Yeah, It's Discriminatory!

But Only Against Cheaters!!!

28 posted on 06/27/2013 7:29:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

> The State of Texas can implement its new voter ID law.

Too bad this didnt happen a year ago in all states. It would have meant a landslide election for Romney.


29 posted on 06/27/2013 7:31:54 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They vacated the current ruling because it used the voting rights act. If someone sues again and they come up with another reason to suspend a ID law, they could do that, and when probably have to come back to the Supreme Court on the premise of the new reasoning.


30 posted on 06/27/2013 7:37:11 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Perdogg

Lone Star State.

More prophetic than catchy.


31 posted on 06/27/2013 7:41:12 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: txrefugee

Even if amnesty is enacted it won’t immediately make them citizens, just not “illegals” anymore. (They would just be legal residents or whatever the term is, not citizens with voting rights.)

It takes several years to apply for citizenship, etc so as far as the next elections, they shouldn’t be able to vote if the voter ID laws go into effect and are enforced.

I’m sure democrats will try to change the laws to make citizenship quicker/easier.

We’ve got to stop any amnesty bill, regardless.


32 posted on 06/27/2013 7:57:15 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: Perdogg

Gee, the Supreme Court decided there are a statue of limitations on discrimination from the 60’s. Maybe they’ll say there’s a statue of limitations on affirmative action.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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To: sphinx

The so called Voter’s Rights Act is ironic if nothing else.

Almost all of the areas that it covered were run by democrats when the violations took place and are now controlled by the Republicans. So the democrats committed the crimes and the Republicans got the punishment.


34 posted on 06/27/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Perdogg
Looks like this headline should read,

High court preserves Texas voter ID rules.

Mais non?

35 posted on 06/27/2013 8:03:14 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: OneWingedShark

The Sheep follow the Communists and the Sheep Dogs follow the Constitution.

Unfortunately, the Sheep get to Vote and they elect Wolves.


36 posted on 06/27/2013 8:04:38 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Perdogg

I received this yesterday morning from Mississippi Secretary of Delbert Hosemann.

“The process for implementation of Constitutional Voter Identification begins today. It will be conducted in accordance with the Constitutional Amendment adopted by the electorate, funded by the Legislature, and regulations as proposed by the Secretary of State.”

Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann


37 posted on 06/27/2013 9:00:08 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: rarestia
Can TX require a voter ID, or not?
They can, and they've already started to implement the new process.

Then Arizona better copy their laws - I understand theirs got shot down.

You think these states would cooperate and when they're going to propose a law, check with those who have one that passed the bar - so to speak.

38 posted on 06/27/2013 9:05:59 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Perdogg

The Voter ID laws in Texas and Mississippi were like laws passed and in effect in other states but were held up by the DOJ because they were enabled to by the civil rights law of 1966? that gave them the authority to hold up or kill any state legislation that they wanted to in Southern states. The DOJ would have held it up in Indiana if they could have. The DOJ is FOR democrats stealing votes. Our Secretary of State says election fraud is 5 to 6% of the vote, this makes my vote count as .95% or less of a vote. I want one legal voter, one legal vote. If we win a close election it means we beat them by 6+% of the vote.


39 posted on 06/27/2013 9:10:55 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Pollster1

No matter what we think of the administration..it’s no skin off “0”’s nose as he sees it...he simply continues moving forward....he has to...

.....it’s like he’s playing a bad game of basketball by throwing as many balls as he can at the hoop and hoping one of them is a slam dunk so at least he can say he scored..

More and more states are stepping up and saying “NO”.....let’s hope this gains momentum...soon!


40 posted on 06/27/2013 9:11:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: Perdogg
Texas Voter ID law "will take effect immediately"
41 posted on 06/27/2013 9:13:23 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: sickoflibs

” Dems were celibrated the SCOTUS ruling to advance state sponsored perversion big time last night, but having all those red states now advance their voter ID laws at the same time is ruining it for them.”

Allow me a tear : )


42 posted on 06/27/2013 10:35:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Baseballguy
Like in SC TX voter ID stands as the law in the state. Voter Rights Act is dead.

I live in a small mostly rural community in Idaho. I know personally all the people who work at the polling place where I vote. For several election cycles picture ID has been required. Even though I know them, they request and I happily display my identification. No lawsuits to force us to stop doing so.

The difference between Idaho and swing states or states that the democrats want to capture is that there isn't a snowball's chance of surviving Satan's back porch that we in Idaho will elect a democrat to the White Hut (someday, maybe "House" again).

43 posted on 06/27/2013 11:20:05 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: sphinx

And soo are alot of laws that have their merit cutoff from them. I would hate to be in Constitution law.


44 posted on 06/27/2013 12:57:09 PM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: sickoflibs

Kind of like the Biblical splitting the baby.


45 posted on 06/27/2013 3:48:28 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Da Coyote

Life-time appointments should be eliminated....completely.

EODGUY


46 posted on 06/27/2013 7:49:58 PM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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