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Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws in Wisconsin and Texas

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And We The People win again, for the time being....

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/us/politics/supreme-court-blocks-wisconsin-voter-id-law.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday evening stopped officials in Wisconsin from requiring voters there to provide photo identification before casting their ballots in the coming election.

Three of the court’s more conservative members dissented, saying they would have allowed officials to require identification.

Around the same time, a federal trial court in Texas struck down that state’s ID law, saying it put a disproportionate burden on minority voters.

The Wisconsin requirement, one of the strictest in the nation, is part of a state law enacted in 2011 but mostly blocked by various courts in the interim. A federal trial judge had blocked it, saying it would “deter or prevent a substantial number of the 300,000-plus registered voters who lack ID from voting” and would disproportionately affect black and Hispanic voters.

Continue reading the main storyThe law was provisionally reinstated last month by a unanimous three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Chicago hours after it heard arguments. The full court was deadlocked, five to five, on a request for a new hearing.

“It is simply impossible, as a matter of common sense and of logistics, that hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters will both learn about the need for photo identification and obtain the requisite identification in the next 36 days,” the appeals court judges opposed to the requirement wrote.

The three-judge panel upheld the law on Monday, reasoning that it was similar to one from Indiana that the Supreme Court upheld in 2008.


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But the war wages on...


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

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Voting ID laws that were last minute before an election - yeah thats discouraging the vote. Voter ID laws that are well planned out for the future and provide easy access for all to get ID....not so much.

What other constitutional rights can we drop the ID requirement?

(By the way, I was very outspoken against national IDs both in the US and the UK - I don't think a person should have to carry an ID on their person all the time....such as when AZ started creating their own immigration laws).

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Voting ID laws that were last minute before an election - yeah thats discouraging the vote. Voter ID laws that are well planned out for the future and provide easy access for all to get ID....not so much.

What other constitutional rights can we drop the ID requirement?

(By the way, I was very outspoken against national IDs both in the US and the UK - I don't think a person should have to carry an ID on their person all the time....such as when AZ started creating their own immigration laws).

Drop the ID to buy a gun . I am in favor of that.


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

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Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

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It's not a laughing matter indeed. But to suggest that casting a vote in the US kills anyone is utterly ridiculous.

Its actually very easy.

I would argue that IF Bush had lost to Al Gore, there probably would not have been a war in Iraq which at this point has cost millions of lives. In the end, all of those Bush votes, well intentioned for not, lead to those deaths.

Voting does have alot of responsibility behind it. Life and Death responsibility. You are putting a candidate in power who has the power to destroy the entire planet.

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