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#1 not surprising - the DOJ/EPA has been losing to Texas. One of Obama's tools was on teh three judge panel. Appeal it. No illegals or dead voting!
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-31 09:35||
#2 this ruling turns on the application of section 5 of the civil rights law which treats ~16 states as guilty until proven innocent in all election law
Section 5 should have been repealed two or three decades ago.
Posted by lord garth 2012-08-31 10:58||
#3 What is the partisan make-up of the Ferel Washington appeals court? Appeal this to SCOTUS. Although I thought SCOTUS already decided that voter ID was legal.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-31 11:03||
#4 Ferel Feral
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-31 11:04||
#5 The problem for Texas is that it's damned for being among the 'former' states in rebellion and with them targeted in the '65 Voting Rights Act to 'prove their innocents' rather than the fed proving their guilt. So a prior ruling effecting, say, Arizona does not apply. The Act established extensive federal oversight of elections administration, providing that states with a history of discriminatory voting practices (so-called "covered jurisdictions") could not implement any change affecting voting without first obtaining the approval of the Department of Justice, a process known as preclearance. - more
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-31 16:58||