Saturday, October 18, 2014

 
THIS MORNING THE SUPREME COURT FOR NOW AGREED TO ALLOW THE TEXAS VOTER ID LAW TO REMAIN IN PLACE
 
This morning the Supreme Court allowed the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Stay Order which blocked the trial court's order holding Texas Voter ID law unconstitutional , to remain in place.  This means you better have your valid ID with you when you go and vote.
 
I have mixed feelings about his.  Texas did make a concerted effort to help people obtain valid ID's.  Those opposed to the ID's have had 3 years to help the at risk voters get ID's.
 
BUT HERE IS MY PROBLEM
 
Without law, we have nothing - our society becomes a place where law is merely a political weapon to accomplish an agenda.  When the law becomes a political weapon, the law becomes arbitrary.  This is not good.
 
Chief Justice Rehnquist was known for enforcing the Rule concerning a stay pending appeal.  The Roberts Court abolished that Rule in favor of the "flights of fancy" of the individual justices on any given day.
 
We have conflicting Stays from the Supreme Court concerning marriage equality and Voter ID.  How can this be good?  There is no explanation for their actions.
 
The good news - if you have a loved one at an adult day care, ask them to leave their ID at home during early voting - that will end the problem.

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