Thursday, July 25, 2019

Federal Courts Deny Latest "Voting Rights" Shakedown

Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?”

So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.
Luke 3:14

Federal judges on Wednesday denied a request to put Texas under federal redistricting supervision, a process known as preclearance.

The panel in San Antonio ruled that intervention was not warranted while at the same time expressing "grave concerns" about the state's past conduct in drawing maps.

District Judge Xavier Rodriguez cited Texas lawmakers’ enactment of a voter ID rule, a failed voter-purge attempt and state mapmakers’ practice of slicing up minority communities into voting districts designed to restrict the political influence of minority voters as examples of concerning activity.


However, the Supreme Court's decision last year to uphold the state's maps redrawn in 2013 ultimately meant the judges ruled ordering preclearance "would be inappropriate."
In other words, the status quo continues.

All things considered, this is a reasonably decent least until our Congressional delegation grows a pair.

Bottom Line: There are going to be A LOT more lawsuits coming, but yesterday's ruling was probably a good sign....

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