Voting Rights Act

Justice Department: Texas Voter ID Rules DiscriminatoryA federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.
Texas Election Map Trial Goes To Federal Court A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.
Texas AG: 'I'll Fight Obama's Effort To Control Our Elections'Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.
Mayor Parker Releases Statement On Voting Rights Act Ruling On Tuesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling about the Voting Rights Act.
Republican Map Rejected, Election Maps Won't ChangeInterim voting maps in Texas won't be altered before the November elections, following a federal court rejecting the state's original Republican-drawn maps as discriminatory.
Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of VotingThere are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.