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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Justice Department Sues Texas for Voter Suppression

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Texas, alleging that the state’s new Voter ID law illegally discriminates against minorities. The DOJ is filing under the federal Voting Rights Act, in addition to charging that the law is in violation of the 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantee citizens equal protection under the law and ban states from withholding the franchise because of race. The suit alleges that the law “was adopted with the purpose, and will …

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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Lawsuits Challenge NC Voter Suppression Laws

The ACLU and the NAACP have launched dual lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s bevy of new voter suppression laws.  The state unleashed a pupu platter of restrictions this month combining many of the more insidious suppression tactics, including requiring strict government ID to cast a ballot, cutting early voting periods and prohibiting certain voter registration drives. The laws, and others like them around the nation, are aimed especially at limiting the ability of poor and minority citizens to vote. Legislators justify …

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