Justice Department withdraws Obama-era challenge to Texas voter ID law

by Andrea Noble - The Washington Times  |  published on February 28, 2017

Jeff SessionsThe Justice Department is reversing course in a long-running lawsuit over a Texas voter identification law — a significant shift under President Trump that comes four years after Obama administration lawyers joined civil rights groups in their challenge of the Texas law.

The Justice Department on Monday informed attorneys for a civil rights group challenging the voter ID law that the government plans to file court papers to withdraw the DOJ’s discriminatory purpose claim.

The move to dismiss its claim that the Texas law was adopted with a discriminatory purpose is not an outright withdrawal of the Justice Department from the case — the DOJ’s claim that the law had a discriminatory effect remains intact.

But the distinction is significant, according to Gerry Hebert of the Campaign Legal Center, because if a judge rules that Texas lawmakers acted with discriminatory intent when they adopted the law in 2011, Texas could potentially end up back on the list of states required to obtain pre-clearance from the federal government before changing election laws.

  • Ramon1710 .

    Sheila Jackson Lee isn’t going to like this impediment to democrat voter fraud.

  • Bob

    I find it interesting that these politician refuse to acknowledge the logic in requiring ID for voting. These are the same people who work in government building that require ID to enter. You are required to present ID to speak to them in their offices but not vote tp put them in there? The specious argument that it “disenfranchises the poor and minorities” is an absolute lie. The same “poor and minority” voters have no problem when required to produce ID to cash assistance checks, buy cigarettes or alcohol, go to the bank, or a host of other things ID’s are for. A normal continuation of this argument on their part is that voting is a right, which it is. But then again so is the private ownership of firearms. That requires 2 forms of ID, a class in fore arm safety, and often a waiting period. Do they have a 5 day waiting period to vote? (They sure don’t require a class to ensure you are doing it right judging by the number of morons who are repeatedly voted into office and would oppose this common sense voting rights bill)

  • Webb

    Its a new dawn in DC…
    Liberal MSM IS quiet about accomplishments in the White House…
    E/O ‘s being signed, recinding Obama’s Overreaching E/O’s, Trump may be a glory seeker, or one wanting attention, or one being always right and so on…No, he is keeping his campaign promises to his voters!
    Progressives are exploding everywhere, unsure of how to combat Trump, support Trump, he is supporting US SO FAR!!
    ★★★

  • Shelly Shannon

    Letting illegals vote is plain idiosy given the fact that Obama only did it so there would be far mote democrats in this country. What a schmuck.

    • mrpoohead

      No prove that it happened – sadly!

  • Jean Langford M.

    LOL…LOL…THERE GOES THE DUMMYCRATS VOTING BASE…RECEND AND REVOKE THOSE ILLEGAL DRIVING LICENSES ISSUED TO ILLEGALS BY CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON STATE, NEW YORK ETC……THERE GOES 12 MILLION ILLEGAL VOTERS INTO THE TOILET…LOL…LOL….

    • MyRoseHasTHORNS

      Issue them licenses and id’s in a different color/orientation than those of the citizen. Notify the voters base of the correction. Anyone caught registering and voting illegally does felony jail time and is deported.

      Redo the entire voter registration database of each state, require proof of birth and/or citizenship. Issue new cards only to valid voters. All of this can be done over a period of under 4 years, especially if they hire legal citizens even on a temporary basis. Each city or county can alphabetically or geographically redo their database and share all the changes with the state database.

      • Jean Langford M.

        BETTER PLAN IS “NOT” ISSUE “ILLEGALS” DRIVER LICENSES IN THE FIRST PLACE…THEY ARE HERE “ILLEGALLY”…THEY ARE “NOT AMERICAN CITIZENS”…THEY SHOULD BE “DEPORTED”..”.PERIOD”…ALL “12” MILLION OF THEM…THEY SHOULD “NOT” “REGISTURE TO VOTE” USING “ANY” DRIVERS LICENSE ..”PERIOD”…THEY ARE “ILLEGALLY” IN THIS COUNTRY…THEY HAVE —“0”—ZERO “RIGHTS” IN OUR COUNTRY…”NONE”….THEY SHOULD “NOT” BE ON OUR WELFARE SYSTEM OR REGISTURED ON OUR “SOCIAL SECURITY DATA BASE”….THEY HAVE “NO RIGHT” TO “TAX PAYER MONEY” OR “TO VOTE”…PERIOD….THE RIGHTS THEY DO HAVE IS TO BE TREATED HUMANLY AS THEY ARE DEPORTED BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN….PERIOD…END OF STORY.

        • MyRoseHasTHORNS

          I agree they shouldn’t be here in the first place BUT over 20 million ARE here and they are driving so they should know the rules of the road and should be required to register their vehicles and purchase insurance.

          I’m tired of hearing unlicensed, uninsured illegal alien kills someone while operating a vehicle recklessly or under the influence.

          Make them have to obey every rule and law that a citizen needs to, INCLUDING housing regulations that state how many people (adults/children) can occupy a certain sized housing unit.

          NO welfare or other social benefits UNLESS you are a citizen.

          If they had to follow every stupid rule/law/regulation that we do, received none of the benefits/entitlements-most of them would hightail it back home.

          • Jean Langford M.

            BY INSURING THEY HAVE “NO” WAY OF “STEALING” RIGHTS THAT BELONG TO A CITIZEN…”DEPORT” THE “OFFICIAL NUMBER OF 12 MILLION ILLEGALS”…THEY SHOULD “NOT” BE ON OUR ROADS WITH “ANY” LICENSE…PERIOD..THAT RUNS COUNTER TO YOUR ARGUMENT…IF THEY CANNOT GET ON THE HIGHWAYS WITHOUT A LICENSE AND THEY ARE STOPPED AND THEN GET DEPORTED…THEN IT WILL SCARE THE HELL OUT OF THE REST OF THE “ILLEGALS” INTO LEAVING BECAUSE THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION LEFT TO THEM IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION…THEN HAVE ALL BUS DRIVERS CHECK ID CARDS…WE WOULD GET RID OF THEIR ASS IN A HURRY…SAME WORDS YOU USED JUST DIFERRENTLY PUT….DENY THEM TRANSPORTATION..AND THEY’D “HAVE TO LEAVE”…

          • MyRoseHasTHORNS

            They guesstimated 11 million back when Reagan was President, I am positive it has close to doubled so that ‘official number’ is inaccurate as these aren’t the people having only one or two children.

            I believe getting rid of them ALL is a pipe dream but the more that leave the better.

            I don’t believe they’d stop driving and use public transportation if they were denied licenses, but driving could be another illegal activity they might be deported for.

          • Jean Langford M.

            I DON’T CARE ABOUT “PIPE DREAMS”…THE “REALITY” IS ..”WE HAVE A ‘HUGE’ NUMBER OF ILLEGALS” THAT NEED TO BE EJECTED FROM THIS COUNTRY….PERIOD…..BY ANY METHOD NECESSARY…SHORT OF TOTURE OR MURDER….THEY ARE SUCKING UP TAX PAYER DOLLARS (MEDICAL EMERGENCY ROOMS) AT A FANTASTIC RATE…THEY SHOULD NOT BE ENTITLED TO MEDICAL EITHER…BUT THAT WOULD BE INHUMANE…GET THEM THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY….

          • Olaf Thunderfoot

            Can we put them on chain gangs to build the wall first and then deport them?

          • Jean Langford M.

            NOT A BAD IDEA….SAVE TAX PAYER BUCKS…MEXICO WOULD SCREAM SLAVERY….BE EASIER TO SEND THEM BACK (DEPORT) IF WE DID DO THAT….LOL…LOL….

          • Elaine Morris

            Texas Gov. Greg Abbot has/had a great plan. We can’t possibly deport Millions of Illegals….so this is what we do.
            I may have the figures backwards; however, you will catch the point.
            IF you house an Illegal, it is $25,000 fine to the corp., individual who rented or sold the house to them.
            IF you hire an Illegal, it is a $50,000 fine per Illegal.

            A liberal Judge shut that idea down. I wrote the Gov and wrote ONE sentence: “Get that off of the Bench”. The Judge knew the laws…he broke them!

        • Elaine Morris

          You do have VERY good ideas!

  • justinwachin

    Elections are run by the states. Each state must have the ability to put laws into place which will insure that their elections are not fraudulent. One step in the process is requiring voters to show a government issued photo ID when voting. This will cut down on the number of people voting multiple times.

  • David Stewart

    Discriminatory; yes, the voting law is for Americans, not aliens! Only Commiecrats would contest it!

    • The Redhawk

      Imagine the HEADS EXPLOSIONS this Morning by Jackson-Lee , Maxi Waters, Pelosi, Upchuck, and all the Other (D) Nazi party members ….This Practice will ROLL OUT across the Country …Imagine all those WADDED Panties

      • Retired

        Not all states are following the federal law that only citizens can vote . College kids can use the School ID to vote in some states which would allow foreign students to vote , created by Democrats. What is wrong with having a voter ID like Obama had from Ill ???

        • The Redhawk

          Better WAKE up our elected Officials…

    • Elaine Morris

      They INVADE a country then want the same rights citizens have. They don’t get it. IF they took the time to take classes at a high school about our history and PASS a TEST; it wouldn’t bother me so much. What they really need to do? If they don’t like Mexico, gather together and have a Civil War!

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