#rsrh Annnnnnnnd here we go: TX wants to challenge Section 5 of VRA.

Guess the state government is still a little ticked at the way that they had to delay their primaries a couple of times.

Texas on Wednesday asked a federal panel weighing its photo ID requirement for voters to allow its attorneys to challenge the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, taking a direct shot at the statue that has blocked the state from enforcing tightened voter requirements.

In a filing to a three-judge panel in Washington, Texas asked to submit a petition charging that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act “exceeds the enumerated powers of Congress and conflicts with Article IV of the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment.”

Go figure.  I mean, doesn’t everybody accept the existence of blood guilt these days?  Silly conservatives.

Moe Lane

PS: In case you’re wondering: yes, an appeal of the decision of this panel could get fast-tracked to the US Supreme Court.  Which is why Texas is trying to link the constitutionality of Section 5 to the voter ID question.  And which is why the administration really, really doesn’t want them to do that.


  • qixlqatl says:

    I wish them Godspeed, (hope an agnostic doing that won’t have the opposite effect? 😉 )

  • Murgatroyd says:

    I wonder whether the constitutionality of that provision of the Voting Rights Act also could be challenged under the Article Three ban on “Corruption of Blood” … or the penumbras and emanations and perambulations and micturations thereof.

    (Hey, Progs! You want a “Living Constitution”? I got’cher Living Constitution right here!)

  • Beej says:

    taking a direct shot at the statue


    With a gun?

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