U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Texas Election Cases

In the wake of its decision to strike a section of the Voting Rights Act earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out two Texas cases on voter ID and redistricting.

The two cases — one involving the voter ID law passed by the Legislature in 2011 and the other involving redistricting maps approved that same year — were sent back to lower courts.

The decision was expected after the court ruled this week that Section 4 of the Voting Rights is unconstitutional. That section described the states and other jurisdictions subject to preclearance, meaning they had to ...

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