The Supreme Court may have lost one of its most consistently conservative voice with the death of Antonin Scalia, but the decisions that have come out of the divided court have not diverged significantly from the conservative lean that he helped established.
And so it is with the case brought against the state of Texas regarding its voter identification law. A group of leftists sued claiming that it was discriminatory to expect voters to show ID.
This case is just one of several that have been brought as more and more states have passed their own versions of voter ID in an effort to make the electoral process more credible and honest in an age of increasing distrust in government and institutions.
Now SCOTUS has decided to leave the Texas law in place, at least for now. FOX News reported on the decision….
Texas’ controversial voter identification law will remain in effect, possibly through November’s elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from a coalition of Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers who say the measure is discriminatory.
The case is still making its way through the federal system. This was a temporary injunction that the court denied. They could still revisit the issue after a federal appeals court issues its decision later this summer.
Source: FOX News