POSTED: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 9:44pm
WASHINGTON – A federal three-judge panel on Thursday blocked the Texas voter ID law passed by the Republican Legislature, saying the new restrictions would place an unfair burden on Latinos, racial minorities and the poor.
The ruling by the federal panel is the second blow to Texas in as many days. Another federal panel threw out a Texas redistricting plan earlier this week, saying the Republican leadership failed to show the maps did not discriminate against minorities.
In blocking the Texas voter ID law, the judges said the state enacted a law that would be "the most stringent in the country."
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