But groups that oppose voter identification laws warned that the Texas law has the potential to keep 600,000 voters, mostly African-American and Hispanic, away from the polls.
Plaintiffs argued - convincingly, it turns out - that Huffman's bill could "ameliorate some of the discriminatory effects" of the current law.
The Trump Administration has confirmed it will drop a key claim against Texas' strict Voter ID law but it will not drop the lawsuit entirely. After President Donald Trump took office in January, the Justice Department joined Texas in asking U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay any decision until the state's Republican-controlled legislature has a chance to fix the law itself.
Republicans say voter ID laws are needed to prevent voter fraud, but Democrats argue the laws are meant to block legitimate voters who tend to favor Democrats.
"At a minimum, the State Defendants and the United States anticipate that the parties would file a new round of briefing and present a new round of oral argument on the discriminatory objective claim if Texas enacts new voter ID legislation", the Texas and DOJ attorneys wrote in a joint motion. They also claim that the state legislature passed the law with the intention of discriminating against minority voters, primarily Hispanics, who are less likely to have the required ID.
A hearing in the case was scheduled for Tuesday in federal court in Texas.
In a scathing 147-page ruling in October 2014, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi wrote, "The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory objective".
"If new Texas state voter identification legislation is enacted into law, it will significantly affect the remainder of this litigation", the DOJ and Texas jointly argued. On Jan. 20, lawyers for the DOJ requested that oral arguments regarding the law's intent be postponed in order to "brief the new leadership of the Department on this case and the issues to be addressed at that hearing before making any representations to the Court". The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is also involved in the challenge to the law.
"Private plaintiffs will continue to pursue justice in this matter", she said. The acting head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division has already recused himself from the case because he offered Texas lawmakers advice on writing the law. A 2013 Supreme Court ruling sprung Texas and other states with a history of discrimination from that list.
The source added that they were attempting to buy drugs worth about $200 and that the two sellers were also arrested. The arrest of Williams is a new blow for Racing 92, crowned champions of France in June.
Peel Hunt reaffirmed their add rating on shares of UNITE Group plc (LON:UTG) in a research report report published on Wednesday. This article was originally posted by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News.
Stock has got outperform rating from 6 analysts of Thomson Reuters whereas 12 analysts given hold rating to the stock. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.10% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
Saturday, February 25th when their Honda Accord hit a Pontiac that was speeding southbound along with a third auto . Investigators say the girl and her mother were going east on a Houston roadway around 2:00 a.m.
But, with a repeal of the program a main priority for Trump, some may be asking whether or not it's worth enrolling. Mundy said 2,100 applicants vied for the four July 2017 spots, and nearly 100 people were interviewed to fill them.
Four states - West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and OH - lead the nation with the highest overdose death rates, the CDC said. With opioid use increasing, Slovis said emergency services has had a hard time responding to all the overdose calls.
The retailer says more skilled roles will be created as "a period of change, investment and innovation for the business". Some of the staff who enter the consultation could be re-deployed to the new positions.
Instances of xenophobia against foreign African nationals have been occurring in the country since before democratization in 1994. South Africa is known for spontaneous xenophobic attacks as locals blame foreigners for taking their jobs and general insecurity.
Waymo's lawsuit also will escalate the tensions between Google and Uber, two one-time allies that are morphing into rivals. To cut to the chase, an ex-Waymo engineer named Anthony Levandowski has started his own company and named it Otto.
Jubeir also said that Riyadh was ready to assist Baghdad in maintaining stability in areas already liberated from the terrorists. But Baghdad later demanded his sacking after he made critical remarks about Iranian influence in Iraq.
Steve O'Keefe shuts up Shane Warne
India was outwitted and outplayed by Australia and in particular by a left arm spinner, O'Keefe, playing his first Test in India . The Australians came on to bat with a first-innings lead of 155 runs and extended it to 298 runs at the close of play on Day Two.
FT: Chelsea 3 - 1 Swansea City
Speaking on the matter, Conte said: "My reaction is very sad because this is our job and for sure I am disappointed for him". The Spaniard was unstoppable on his determined effort to get Chelsea up by two, which seemed closer and closer to happening.
Asus Unveils The ZenFone Live
This means you can look pretty while livestreaming, thanks to some beautification actions like remove blemishes and smoothen skin. This smartphone is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor, and a 5,000mAh battery is also a part of the package.
Audio of suspect released in Ind. girls' murders
Police say a photo showing the suspect in jeans and a sweatshirt or jacket was captured in video recorded on German's cell phone. Police posted the image as well as the audio on the Indiana State Police's website in the hopes someone will recognize the man.
Nancy Kerrigan to Go Dancing with the Stars!
Incredibly, Kerrigan went on to skate very well in Lillehammer at the Olympics and earned a Silver Medal in the process. The full list of stars competing for the DWTS mirrorball trophy will be revealed on Good Morning America on March 1.