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Court: Texas Law Violates Voting Rights Act

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a Texas voter identification law, saying it violated the U.S. Voting Rights Act through its "discriminatory effects." The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit pertains to one of a series of laws enacted in Republican-governed states that require voters to show certain forms of identification before being allowed to vote. Other Republican-controlled states, including Wisconsin and North Carolina, have...

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