DOJ gives judge chance to stop farce on Texas Voter ID

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Do you think a Leftwing activist federal judge will simply give up on a chance to move the progressive agenda forward when such is in her hands?  U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos has to decide what to do now that the U.S. Department of Justice has officially asked the court to end its efforts to overturn the Texas voter identification law.

The DOJ, now run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has told the court that it believes that the recent action by the Texas Legislature “eradicates any discriminatory effect or intent” of the law passed back in 2011.

You’ll remember that Texas lawmakers essentially codified the temporary fix the judge had constructed from the bench.

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Judge Ramos

But all of this puts Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in a real quandary. She is a Leftist activist judge; was appointed by Obama to the bench, and; is of the very groups who have sued to stop Texas from requiring legitimate identification at the polls. What’s an activist judge to do?

“As amended by SB 5, Texas’s voter ID law both guarantees to Texas voters the opportunity to cast an in-person ballot and protects the integrity of Texas’s elections,” lawyers for the Department of Justice told Ramos.

But, the leftwing friends of the judge said: “At its core, SB 5 maintains the same unexplained picking and choosing of ‘acceptable’ photo IDs for in-person voting — accepting IDs disproportionately held by Anglo voters and rejecting IDs disproportionately held by minority voters.”

What will Ramos do? What is right, or what will please her activist friends? Again, it’s up to her to preserve some dignity for her court and end this farcical fight against trustworthy ID at the polls.

See also: Voter ID: Judge Ramos can preserve some dignity for herself and the court


  1. Dennis Howard says:

    Soooooo . . . A drivers license, a state issued ID, a License to Carry are all things that the State of Texas issues and are, as I read this, inherently racist themselves? Interesting. A piece of plastic covered paper can be racist. I wonder if the proportion of certain automobiles owned between anglos and minorities is racist? Does that make a specific make and model of an automobile racist? My goodness! We have a whole new avenue for the left to attack big business. Look for a spate of lawsuits against automobile companies, clothing manufacturers and a host of others because they produce and sell racist goods!

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