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US District Court to Review Discriminatory Texas Voter ID Law

On the eve of Thursday's 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, a U.S. appeals court struck down a Texas law requiring voters to show authorized identification before casting ballots, declaring it has a “discriminatory effect” on minorities. The appeals panel sent the law back to the lower court to consider how to fix the discriminatory effects. Democrats and minority rights groups saw Wednesday's court ruling as a victory, although not a sweeping...

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