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Justice Department: Texas Voter ID Rules Discriminatory

A 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.

09/03/2014

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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.

07/14/2014

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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.

07/25/2013

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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.

06/25/2013

Following a federal court's rejection of a Republican-proposed voting map, no changes will be made before the November elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Republican Map Rejected, Election Maps Won’t Change

Interim 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.

08/31/2012

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Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There 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.

07/31/2012

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