Justice Department, Texas Face Off In Court Over Voter ID Law

The Justice Department and the state of Texas faced off at trial Monday over the state’s new voter identification law, which the Obama administration claims violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

..In March, the Justice Department blocked the new voter ID law from going into effect in Texas, saying the state failed to show that the law would not deny minorities the right to vote. Texas then sued.

Texas, like several other states, must have its voting laws cleared by the Justice Department because it has a history of voter discrimination.

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