Saturday, July 15, 2017

Road to Put Texas Back Under Voting Federal Supervision

There are Two Federal Courts considering whether or not Texas should be “Bail-In under Section 3(c)” into Preclearance Coverage under the Voting Rights Act.

This Section lets a Court in its Discretion put a State under Federal Supervision for Some or All of its Voting Changes for up to 10 years.

There’s a Request Pending in a Texas Voter ID Case, which should be heard this Summer.

There is also a Request in the long running Texas Redistricting Case. “Bail-In” won’t be considered until the Fall at the earliest, and possibly not until 2018.

The Voter ID Case is before a Single Federal District Judge, and a “Bail-In” Decision would get Appealed to the 5th Circuit, where it could face a tough time and possible long, “En Banc” process.

The Redistricting Case is before a Three-Judge Court, with Direct Appeal to the Supreme Court.

This means the Supreme Court could address “Bail-In” relatively soon, and before 2020 Redistricting.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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