United States v. Texas

Monday, April 18, 2016 (1) 15-674 UNITED STATES V. TEXAS

On Monday, the state of Texas is due to file its response to a request to block enforcement of its voter ID law (Veasey v. Abbott, docket 15A999).

On Tuesday, both sides in the seven cases on the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate are to file opening briefs responding to the Court’s new suggestions of possible ways to decide those cases (Zubik v. Burwell).

The Court is in  recess, until Friday, when the Justices will meet for their April 15 Conference; our list of “petitions to watch” for that Conference will be available soon.

The April sitting will begin on Monday, April 18; the calendar for that sitting is available here.

The State of Texas would like to assure those people who vote are actually United States citizens.

The Federal government states that this is a form of discrimination because I.D. cards cost money.

South Carolina was the first State to require an I.D. to vote back in 1950.  There are 33 States that have some type of I.D. requirement to vote. Only one of them has a democratic legislature, Rhode Island.

“Strict” Photo ID Laws (9 States)

“Non-Strict” Photo ID Laws  (9 States)

“Strict” Non Photo ID Laws (4 States)

“Non-Strict” Non Photo ID Laws (11 States)

“NO ID LAWS AT ALL” (17 States)

California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C. do not require ID to vote. These States allow for potential voter fraud which is very common. Without a photo I.D. anyone who can get a hold of a voters registration card could be voting multiple times and they may not even be citizens of the United States.

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