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    In a move that drew the ire of Texas officials, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the Justice Department will ask a San Antonio-based federal court to force Texas to get permission from the federal government before it can make any additional changes to its voting and election laws.

    The challenge to Texas' authority comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act. The high courtís 5-4 decision invalidated a rule that singled out certain states, like Texas and North Carolina, and forced them to get Justice Department approval before changing their election rules.

    The Voting Rights Act was a major turning point in black Americansí struggle for equal rights and political power. The court did not unravel the law itself, but questioned the validity of the allegedly outdated criteria used to select which states would be singled out.

    Following the decision, Holder had publicly pledged to aggressively use his departmentís power to block or halt any new state laws it views as discriminatory. He took his first step in that direction on Thursday.

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    So basically the DoJ now takes the official position of "Screw what the Supreme Court decides WE'LL decide which decisions we will abide by and which we won't."

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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    So basically the DoJ now takes the official position of "Screw what the Supreme Court decides WE'LL decide which decisions we will abide by and which we won't."

    That's about right. Holder is enforcing his own Voting Rights Act from the executive branch. How can Texas fight this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That's about right. Holder is enforcing his own Voting Rights Act from the executive branch. How can Texas fight this?
    Like we Texans always do...as hard as we can.


    ďOnce again, the Obama Administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country's system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution. This end-run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state's common-sense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process."
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    So basically the DoJ now takes the official position of "Screw what the Supreme Court decides WE'LL decide which decisions we will abide by and which we won't."

    Is this the disagreement in which the legislature maintains that District X should be defined by the number of citizens it has and the "voting rights" crowd is saying that it should be defined by the number of residents it has?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Is this the disagreement in which the legislature maintains that District X should be defined by the number of citizens it has and the "voting rights" crowd is saying that it should be defined by the number of residents it has?
    Nope. This is on response to the Supreme Court ruling that Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer valid or needed.

    It took the foot of the Federal Government off of the neck of 13 states and several other counties in the south.

    Those states are now free to set districts...redraw maps and set election dates without approval from the Feds.

    Obama hates the ruling...has said so publicly and is now using the Attorney General to circumvent a ruling by the highest court in the land.
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