Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals says Texas voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act
AUSTIN — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Texas’ voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act — but it also said the law is not a “poll tax.”
In an unanimous decision, a three-judge panel ruled that the controversial and Republican-backed measure violated Section 2 of the landmark civil rights law. The law has been part of a complicated legal battle for years.
But the victory was narrow win for opponents of the law. The judges also rejected a previous judge’s ruling that the law was passed with the intent to discriminate. The Fifth Circuit sent that portion of the lawsuit back to a U.S. district court.
The court wrote that, if the lower court finds in its review of the case that the voter ID Law only violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, it should find a solution that can still reduce the risk of in-person voter fraud and satisfy the legislative intent of the voter ID law. SOURCE
This is a fairly comprehensive list of things that require a valid ID that I found on the ‘net.
● Drive a car
● Rent a car
● Obtain a passport
● Fly on an airplane
● Buy alcohol
● Buy cigarettes
● Open a banking account
● Cash a check
● Apply for college
● Get married
● Rent tools and equipment
● Have utilities (water, electric, gas) turned on
● Pick up a certified letter from the Post Office
● Pick up a package from UPS
● Apply for food stamps
● Apply for welfare
● Apply for Social Security
● Apply for Medicaid
● Apply for a job
● Apply for unemployment
● Buy/rent a house; apply for a mortgage
● Buy a gun
● Enter a casino (even if you do not gamble)
● Get married
● Serving on jury duty
● Rent a hotel room
● Adopt a pet
● Public library – getting a library card
● Apply for a hunting or fishing license
● Buy a cell phone
● Pick up a prescription
● Hold a rally or protest
● Run for a political office
● Donate blood
● Any outdoor activity like skydiving or bungee jumping
● Cash transactions of $5,000 or greater
● Purchase certain cold medications (contains pseudoephedrine)
The Democrats are losing their minds on the Dallas Morning News site trying to defend their NO I.D. platform and the current ruling.
The Dems say none of the above matters in this argument because none of the above is a Constitutional right.
Here’s where the hypocrisy of the Dems comes into play; they are becoming very insistent that we have a National I.D. system of some sort if we want to buy a gun, but the last time I checked the Second Amendment is still a part of the Constitution. That means the Dems are demanding that WE must show an I.D. to engage in a constitutionally protected act.
But according to the Democrats you don’t need a valid pictured I.D to vote in some places? Yes indeed, THAT is sheer hypocrisy.
I say this; Democrats and Libbers are the most dangerous, disgusting and duplicitous bunch of CROOKS and LIARS that has ever walked this earth. They tell their members that having an I.D. is an inconvenience and those that support the Dems actually buy into the LIES of the Democratic Party leaders.
All a pictured I.D. does is level the playing field, it helps to keep all concerned participants straight up and honest, with NO cheating; and therein lies the problem for the Democratic Party. Had pictured I.D. cards been required in the last 2 Presidential elections Barack Hussein Obama may have never been more than a footnote in history.