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Texas extends string of voting rights case losses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ voter ID law is shelved again after a judge who once compared the requirements to a “poll tax” on minorities also rejected a newly weakened version that was backed by the Trump administration. That was followed by a separate federal court on Thursday ordering Texas to partially redraw its statehouse maps after finding racial gerrymandering in four counties. Texas has now lost three voting rights rulings this month, and the decisions are set to impact the 2018 elections and potentially reverberate to voting rights battles elsewhere in the U.S. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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