Tag: Voting Rights Act

Attorney General Jeff Landry

EXCLUSIVE – Jeff Landry: Accurate Census Protects Our Republic

Late last month, my office and the American people received great news from the White House: our petition to reinstate the citizenship question in the decennial 2020 Census was approved. We will once again get a more accurate count of how many American citizens reside in our country.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will meet with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem

Wilbur Ross Keeps Winning for Trump’s Economic Nationalist Agenda

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has proven himself to be one of President Trump’s greatest allies in the quest for economic nationalism with his defiance of the Washington, D.C., political establishment in deciding to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

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SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

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23 Voter Fraud Cases from 2016 and Beyond

President Donald Trump kept the threat of voter fraud on the front pages both before and after the 2016 Election. Although ballots have long since been counted, cases of illegal voting and other election law violations continue to surface in the aftermath.

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Texas Redistricting Litigation Set for July Trial

The panel of judges presiding over the Texas redistricting case has ordered the Lone Star State to a redistricting trial on July 10. The trial will be over plans passed in June 2013. The trial is being expedited because of the 2018 election deadlines.

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Texas Congressional Map Discriminates Against Hispanics, Federal Judges Say

Two federal judges have released an opinion that accuses Lone Star State legislators of drawing a congressional map in a “rushed and secretive process” that intended to discriminate against Hispanic and Democrat voters. The only problem says the dissenting jurist–the panel could not legally issue the decision because the Fifth Circuit made clear that after Texas repealed the 2011 plan, “the case became moot and eliminated the district’s jurisdiction.”

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

PROVO, UT - OCTOBER 25: People cast their ballots on electronic voting machines on the first day of early voting at the Provo Recreation Center, on October 25, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Early voting in the 2016 presidential election begins October 25 for Utah residents and is open until November …

DOJ to Oversee ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Town’s Elections for 6 Years

Just before city candidates will begin to sign up for running for office, a federal judge has issued a judgment and injunction prohibiting the City of Pasadena from using what she ruled was an unconstitutional redistricting plan. The municipality will also be placed under federal “preclearance” for six years–requiring Justice Department approval to any changes to election rules.

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Texas City’s Elections Under DOJ Oversight After Hispanic Discrimination Ruling

Pasadena, Texas, will be monitored by the Justice Department now that a federal judge has ruled that the City violated the Voting Rights Act by intentionally changing its city council districts to decrease Hispanic influence. The City, which the court ruled has a “long history of discrimination against minorities,” will have to get permission from the DOJ to make any changes in election policy going forward, otherwise known as pre-clearance.

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Texas Dem Pushes Student Cards be Used for Voter ID

A Democrat senator from Austin, Texas, has pre-filed a bill that if passed, would add a college or university ID to the list of forms of identification that could be used for voting in Texas.

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Texas Voter ID Case Compared to Area 51 Alien Conspiracy

Comparing allegations of racial discrimination to a government cover-up of extraterrestrials at Area 51, prominent federal appeals judges criticized their court’s invalidating of Texas’ voter ID law—a ruling that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton now promises to take to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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BREAKING: Texas Voter ID Law Will Be Enforced in November

An agreement between the State of Texas and groups that attempted to strike down the state’s photo voter identification law came to an agreement Wednesday that will keep the election integrity policy largely in place for the November elections and thereafter.

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Lawsuit: Texas High Court Judges are Too White

A voting rights lawsuit filed against the State of Texas alleges that the makeup of the Supreme Court and Criminal Court of Appeals do not sufficiently reflect the Latino population.

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Judge: Texas Voter ID Law Will Be Enforced this November

Shortly after an appeals court ruled Texas’ voter identification law to have discriminatory effects requiring fixes before the November election, a federal judge released guidelines for a remedy on Thursday.

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Texas Voter ID Law’s Fate Likely Decided This Week

A decision from a federal appeals court — to likely be made this week — is expected to determine whether the Texas photo voter identification requirement will be enforced for the 2016 Election.

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Federal Courts Invalidate Virginia and North Carolina Legislative Maps

Election politics and race are back at the Supreme Court this spring, as first one, and now two, states fight to get the justices to reverse lower-court decisions that threw out the legislative district lines adopted by state lawmakers, decisions holding that those maps included gerrymandered districts that violate the law.

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Texas Petitions SCOTUS to Set Aside Attorney Fee Award in Redistricting Suit

The state of Texas has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to set aside the $1 million plus in attorney’s fees awarded to the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force, the Texas State Conference of Branches of the NAACP, former state senator Wendy Davis, and others, who challenged Texas’ redistricting maps.

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Hillary: Fight Efforts to ‘Disenfranchise’ Minorities, Poor and Young

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged people to fight “efforts to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, and poor people, and young people” on Thursday’s broadcast of “Keeping It Real with Al Sharpton.” Hillary stated, “There is doubt that the

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Eric Holder ‘Echoed’ Obama Speech in Selma

Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks in Selma, AL, “echoed”—according to a report by The Hill—Obama’s comments on Saturday that “the march is not yet over.”

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Obama Pushes Congress to ‘Restore’ Voting Rights Act

President Obama urged Congress to “restore” the Voting Rights Act during his remarks recounting the history of the Civil Rights Era and discussing the history of the US and its present state in Selma, Alabama on Saturday marking the 50th