Texas Voter ID Law Gets Significant Blow By Conservative Appeals Court

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In a sweet twist of irony, the day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a  very conservative federal appeals courts struck down a Texas voter suppression law.

In an opinion written by a George W. Bush appointee, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously voted that the Texas ID law violated the Voting Rights Act and must be weakened.

The court did not accept every argument raised against the state’s voter ID law, though, and its opinion does not go nearly as far as a trial judge’s decision which also struck down this law.

The vote is a significant blow to the state’s effort to make voting more difficult.

Ha ha.

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