The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, despite a lower court’s ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities.
By a 6-3 vote in a rare Saturday morning ruling, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state.
Three justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented from the decision to enforce stricter voter ID standards for the election, less than three weeks away.
“The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to…
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