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U.S. Supreme Court
Messing with voting rights in Texas
Messing with voting rights in Texas

If there was evidence that voter fraud was prevalent — or even a serious possibility — then perhaps the Supreme Court's ruling early Saturday allowing Texas to impose one of the strictest voter photo identification laws in the country would make sense. Instead what the evidence shows, as a federal trial judge in Texas originally found, is that the unconstitutional law will have only one significant effect and that is to discourage minorities from voting. The notion that suspending the law so close to an election would only disrupt the electoral process is laughable given that imposing it amounts to court-authorized racial discrimination. Minorities are simply less likely...