Voting

In Wake of VRA Ruling, Supreme Court Sends Voting Cases Back to Texas

Involved invocation of part of Voting Rights Act that was struck down

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sent two cases concerning voting laws in Texas back to lower courts for reconsideration in light of a major ruling this week that knocked out a key section of the 48-year-old Voting Rights Act that fought discrimination at the polls.

The cases concern proposals on redistricting and voter identification that had been rejected by federal judges under a provision of the law that the Supreme Court ruling effectively nullified.