The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court’s ruling blocking a Texas voter ID bill and redistricting plans for being discriminatory.
The court has ordered that lower courts reconsider the ruling.
Of course, this was all made possible by the Supreme Court’s ruling a couple of days ago that essentially gutted the Voting Rights Act.
The court’s action Thursday was a predictable result of its major ruling two days earlier that effectively ended the federal government’s strict supervision of elections in Texas and other states with a history of discrimination in voting.
The justices ordered lower courts to reconsider in light of Tuesday’s ruling.
In both the voter ID and redistricting cases, the court stopped the state from putting in place the laws under the advance approval requirement of the Voting Rights Act.
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