Judge Rules That Texas Is Racist

Obama appointed her, so she must be a wise Latina:

Federal Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID Law for the Second Time

A federal judge has again rejected the 2011 Texas voter ID law, stating that the legislators meant to discriminate against minority voters.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos made this same ruling in 2014, which forced an appeal. The Fifth Circuit issued a stay against the order. The Supreme Court stepped in and allowed Texas to use the voter ID law.

But last July the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans asked the judge “to re-examine the decision” since the judges found that “some of the evidence used by the judge wasn’t relevant.” The two sides reached a deal for the 2016 election, which allowed a voter to “sign a declaration swearing that he or she has had a reasonable difficulty that prevented obtaining one of the accepted forms of photo identification.”

Ramos went back to the drawing board but came to the same conclusion. The Texas Tribune reported:

After weighing the evidence again, she came to the same conclusion, according to Monday’s ruling. Her decision did not identify what some have called a smoking gun showing intent to discriminate, but it cited the state’s long history of discrimination; “virtually unprecedented radical departures from normal practices” in fast-tracking the 2011 bill through the Legislature; the legislation’s “unduly strict” terms; and lawmakers’ “shifting rationales” for passing a law that some said was needed to crack down on voter fraud.

“The Court holds that the evidence found ‘infirm’ did not tip the scales,” Ramos wrote. Civil rights groups and others suing the state offered evidence that “established a discriminatory purpose was at least one of the substantial or motivating factors behind passage of SB 14,” she added.

The law requires a voter to use “one of seven forms of identification” when they vote. The voter can use a driver’s license, concealed handgun license, military ID, passport, or a state-issued personal ID card.

Democrats and civil rights activists claimed the “Republican legislators departed from procedural norms in passing the law, including classifying it as emergency legislation, cutting debate short and bypassing the ordinary committee process in both chambers.”

But Republican officials, which includes Governor Greg Abbott, insists the law stops voter ID and strengthens the integrity of elections. From The New York Times:

They said that the law was aimed at preventing voter fraud and that the departures from the normal legislative process were made to prevent Democratic lawmakers from manipulating procedural rules to thwart passage. They maintained that opponents had turned up no evidence that any legislator had intended to discriminate against blacks and Hispanics.

Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence!

It should be pointed out that “the state’s long history of discrimination” is from when Democrats were running Texas. The guys responsible for Jim Crow are dead. So how do you blame that history on the current batch of GOP legislators? Are all white people presumed to be racist until proven otherwise?

I’m just glad that Neil Gorsuch sits on SCOTUS. I just hope that The Notorious RBG and Tony Kennedy have the grace to retire or die while the GOP still holds the Senate. Trump just needs to pack the federal courts with common-sense originalist types.


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70 Responses to Judge Rules That Texas Is Racist

  1. I was out mowing the back 40 and when I came in there was a message on my answering machine from Mom:

    “Turn on Dr. Oz! Mama June is gonna be showing off her hot new bikini body!”

    If you ever wonder where I get my sense of humor, now you know. The worst part is I’m sure she DVRed it and is saving it for when I go over there.

  2. lateblum says:

    I think her ruling implied that brown and black people are too stupid or lazy or indolent or something, something. something to be successful in obtaining ID. Because . . . #caring

  3. mcnorman says:

    I just hope that The Notorious RBG and Tony Kennedy have the grace to retire or die while the GOP still holds the Senate.


  4. DeniseVB says:

    United is still cracking me up 😀

  5. helenk3 says:

    training for United flight.
    this mess is not going away

  6. Every single day I get spam from Amazon, Dell, and JC Penneys.

  7. AFVet says:

  8. taw46 says:

    I guess I am getting old. To me, it looks like a shirt, not a dress. And in NYC.

  9. Venus says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Lindsey is an old southern name for boys, though I’ve only known girl Lindseys in my lifetime. Still, you’d think a Supreme would know who HE is. Good grief, that woman needs retiring.

    • kanaughty says:

      I still love this song. I was the biggest madonna fan. The guy was supposedly a real famous bull fighter.

  10. Democrats were agitated about this race.

  11. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Greg Gutfeld took note that illegal border crossings have dropped significantly since Trump took office and remarked “My God, he is the wall !”

  12. Dora says:

    How Adorable!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Is that the baby that’s been expected and live cam covered for months? Sooooooo cute.

      I remember a scam way back when a “breeder” created a mini-giraffe for household pets. I signed up on the waiting list along with a few hundred thousand other people. Boy, I’ve learned a lot since the late 90’s 😛

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      That is a beautiful shot.

  13. Dora says:

    I didn’t think he would. He’s got much too much else to do.


    Trump Jr. Decides Against Running for NY Governor… For Now


  14. DeniseVB says:

    My entry for the most offensive thing ever posted on TCH ? Sorry, not sorry 😛

  15. helenk3 says:


    I like Sean Spicer. he drives the msm nuts and makes them whine like babies

    • lateblum says:

      I like Sean Spicer, too. I like that he sounds human and that his responses do not sound scripted and that he is so different from Josh Earnest – the man with the oxymoronic name, or Jay Carney, the man who lied when responding to every question put to him.
      Mollie Hemingway responds to yesterday’s idiotic brouhaha and includes some answers writ by people like Josh Marshall of “Talking Points” to question the questioners and bring some sense to the nonsense.


      • swanspirit says:

        Wow. He mishandled a metaphor, and apologised. What a criminal. You would think he lied about getting all the chemical weapons out of Syria, enabling Assad to kill more people with them.
        But vile progs aren’t upset about that. Just that a Trump spokesperson misspoke. That is the real crime. And they wonder why we think they are assholes

        • lateblum says:

          Mzzzzz. Nancy Pelosi wants him fired. She probably wants him hung and quartered as well. She is, at the very least, consistent. And follows the path set forth by Harry Reid like a good soldier.

  16. Anthony says:

    While the MSM is on fire and clutching their pearls over Sean Spicer’s faux pas in his press briefing, they continue to overlook the time that Tingles said the exact same thing…

  17. elliesmom says:

    I decided to do my bit to boost the economy and hired a lawn service to come in and do the spring clean-up. It’s feels so good to be patriotic!

  18. Dora says:

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