Voter ID

Voting Rights Act Used to Strike Down Texas Voter ID Law

Veasey celebrated the ruling as a victory for all Texas voters. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's ruling that Texas’ strict voter ID law violates Section 2 of the landmark civil rights legislation.  

Texas Rep. Marc Veasey, the lead plaintiff in the original suit brought against the photo ID law, heralded the ruling as a victory for Lone Star minority voters.  

Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

Monday's big election law news came from the Supreme Court's penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona's congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case.  

“Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents," Shirley Sandelands of the League of Women Voters of Arizona said in a statement Monday.