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Supreme Court: Yes to voter ID in TX

Take that, Eric Holder! The Washington Examiner reports:

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its voter identification law in November’s election.

A federal judge struck down the law earlier in October, saying it created “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.” That same judge later issued an injunction blocking the law’s implementation.

That decision was put on hold by a federal appeals court, citing issues with changing voting rules so close to an election, according to the New York Times.

In a 6-3 decision, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the Supreme Court said Texas can proceed with elections as planned while the lower court decisions move through the appeals process.

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