Appeals court strikes down Texas voting ID law

The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down Texas’ tough voting ID law as being discriminatory.
This gives civil rights advocates a crucial victory in advance of the 2016 general election.
The vote was a 9-6 ruling by the court for the Fifth Circuit and the third consecutive decision against the Texas law, and sets up a potential Supreme Court showdown over the issue of state photo ID rules.
The high court had invited voting rights advocates to seek a delay in the photo ID regulation if the appeals court had not acted.

17 comments for “Appeals court strikes down Texas voting ID law

  1. erlkonig
    July 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

    http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airline-industry/20160720-united-ceo-vows-top-to-bottom-review-of-business-from-hubs-to-routes.ece

    Don’t be the odd man out Harlingen! Make the case for VIA to be the one sole valley airport for United service with it’s superior technology, facilities, and most important catchment area. For the record, all three valley airports have high load factors and all offer first class seats now, but with the airports lying around 30 minutes away from each other, it seems like money could be saved through consolidation. This re-examination is probably a few years late and should have been done when they first merged with Continental.

    United Continental Holdings Inc. rose to its highest value in almost three months after Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz said he is reviewing all aspects of the airline’s operations in an effort to boost profitability.

    “It is a top-to-bottom, full-scale view on everything that we do,” Munoz said on an earnings conference call Wednesday. “It’s something that we have to do and acknowledge, and that involves management structure.”

    In a note to employees Wednesday, Munoz said the company will examine the mission of its hubs and smaller “spoke” airports while also seeking ways to modernize operations and information technology.

  2. Kenneth J.Benton
    July 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    We could have leverage the community Olympic development program to drive international business traffic to VIA The Usual Suspects look that up as well

    They prefer to brag about another Dunkin Donuts or something like that and calling that economic development.

    • President E Howard
      July 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      What kind of Olympic development are you talking about? Elite athletes are not going to want to train at sea level. Maybe curlers wouldn’t mind.

      • Kenneth J.Benton
        July 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm

        First of all we had Elite Athletes Training here in boxing and Judo so your statement is demonstrable untrue.

        Secondly the community Olympic development program which prince Boswell and his boys killed because they are angry at me because I ran against him the first time among other reasons is about giving local their fleets the opportunity to 1

        expose local athletes to Elite athletes and 2 train with them with hopes that one or two may be discovered and emerge from the local community development program

        Finally in Economic Development terms 20 Shore that the program could become self-sufficient in time and pay for itself the gold or business plan was to host a series of events and since we’re on the border we had the ability to invite folks from South of the Border to come train and compete and events best doing what the convention center will not do that is bring people to Harlingen to South Texas before those events who would est in the restaurants stay in hotels, and someday when we have more than payday loan benesys and dollar stores even shop here

        I understand the new plan is for the convention to host events for everyone to eat at Dunkin Donuts

        • Kenneth J.Benton
          July 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

          That was supposed to say local athletes the community development program is about exposing local athletes to Elite athletes giving them the opportunity to train and compete with them

        • President E. Howard
          July 25, 2016 at 9:39 am

          Well, no endurance sports will want to train here. There’s a reason the Olympic facility is at altitude in Colorado. Your definition of ‘elite’ is elusive to me.

          • Kenneth J.Benton
            July 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm

            The sports weve targeted have already responded positively.

            Elite was defined as athletes that have score points throughout the four-year interregnum between Olympics and competitionis.

            Consistently ranked near the top all those competitions will get after you invited Toledo events and to compete in the Olympic trials for a chance to make the American Olympic team

        • Dan Fernandez
          July 25, 2016 at 10:48 am

          Kenneth, I really don’t think anyone is mad at you because you ran for mayor. You give yourself far too much credit. “Boswell and his boys” are living rent free in your head.

          • Kenneth J.Benton
            July 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

            Yeah It never happened

            he destroyed the program just cuz

            Unfortunately for you everyone knows your modus operandi even the ones that are apathetic fearful or just plain unwilling to stand up and do the right thing for whatever reason,. even they know the truth

    • jjr
      July 22, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Economic Development-

      Progress in an economy, or the qualitative measure of this. Economic development usually refers to the adoption of new technologies, transition from agriculture-based to industry-based economy, and general improvement in living standards.

      Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/economic-development.html

      “transition from agriculture-based to industry-based economy” just like Brownsville and all the other greater cities in the Valley. They just “KEEP MOVING FORWARD” while here it just keeps going ass backward.

      Retail to the rescue is what the city leaders say. How many years have they been singing this tune? And I still don’t see a “general improvement in living standards” for the citizens of this town that NEED it the MOST.

      But the F*%$ING special interest groups get all the improvements they don’t need.

      Who’s the guy that says downtown is all about EDC referring to the money pit? To bad that most of these guys in this clique’ all think the same.

      Backwards ass thinking will and is keeping this town 20 years behind every other city in the Rio. Repeating the same practice over and over again trying to get a different result when the result is always the same is INSANITY.

      • jjr
        July 30, 2016 at 5:12 am

        Fair trade and employee welfare,two things that are rarely considered in this town.

  3. erlkonig
    July 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    https://riograndeguardian.com/edinburg-mayor-stia-can-become-the-valleys-regional-commercial-airport/

    I guarantee they will try and target FedEx or DHL first. Southwest won’t want to locate further from SPI.

    • erlkonig
      July 25, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Cargo and charter (Harlingen’s secondary business), that’s the easiest way to go commercial in the valley after they upgrade facilities and runway with a federal grant and local investment.

      • Kenneth J.Benton
        July 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        Not to worry Harlingen has already surrendered.

        We $1 store

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