Judge Approves Deal Softening Texas Voter ID LawA federal judge on Wednesday approved a softer version of the Texas voter ID law that courts have previously said discriminated against minorities and the poor. The new version will be in effect for November's election.
Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law 'Discriminatory' What Now?An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas' strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November.
Court Upholds Total Population Count In Electoral DistrictsIn a decision based on a Texas case, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.
Appeals Court To Re-Hear Texas Voter ID Case On May 24A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set a May 24 date for its re-hearing of a Texas voter ID law. The 2011 Texas law requires 14.6 million registered voters to show picture identification at the polls.
Supreme Court Justices Weigh Meaning Of 'One Person, One Vote'The Supreme Court is treading gingerly on a question of immense importance to the nation's growing Hispanic population: whether states must count all residents, or only eligible voters, in drawing electoral districts.
Meaning Of 'One Person, One Vote' At Stake At Supreme CourtTexas was the big winner in the 2010 census when it picked up four congressional seats, due mainly to growth in its Hispanic population. A Supreme Court case being argued Tuesday threatens to diminish Latinos' clout and benefit white, rural voters.
Federal Court Strikes Down 'Discriminatory' Texas Voter ID LawA federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.
Supreme Court To Hear Texas Districts CaseThe Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.
Last United States 'Freedom Train' Makes Its Final TripThe last of the nation's "Freedom Train" rides paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. made its final trip in California on Monday after more than 30 years of operation.
Texas Voter ID Decision Not Expected Before Nov. ElectionsA 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.
Court: School District Violates Voting Rights Act A federal court has determined that the Irving Independent School District denies Hispanic residents an equal opportunity to vote and elect candidates of their choice.
Texas Election Maps Trial BeginsA 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 Lone Star State.