Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of ‘Discrimination’

Sandra Lilley, NBC News, October 10, 2014

Texas-born and raised Latina federal judge, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, did not just block a Republican-sponsored state voter ID law, she equated it to laws enacted by states after slavery was abolished to ensure blacks could not vote.

“The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose,” Gonzalez Ramos stated in her lengthy ruling issued Thursday. “The Court further holds that SB 14 constitutes an unconstitutional poll tax.”

After slaves were freed and black Americans began to win elected office, laws requiring black Americans to pay a fee to vote or to pass literacy tests began to be enacted. Similar tactics were used in the Southwest against Mexican Americans.

Texas’ strict voter ID law, passed by the Republican-led Legislature in 2011, only accepts certain forms of photo ID and does not allow other commonly used ones. It does not allow college student photo IDs, for example, but allows gun permits as identification.

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The Justice Department filed a suit against the law. Voting rights experts argued in court that Texas Latino voters were 195 percent less likely to have the required photo ID than white voters, for black voters it was 305 percent.

The state’s Attorney General, Greg Abbott, vowed to fight against the Garcia Ramos’ ruling. “The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional so we are confident the Texas law will be upheld on appeal,” said Abbott. But voter and civil rights groups swiftly praised Gonzalez’ Ramos decision.

“This decision will eliminate an unnecessary and discriminatory barrier to the ballot box for hundreds of thousands of Texans,” stated Myrna Perez, from the Brennan Center for Justice. “Elections in Texas will now be more free, fair, and accessible than they were a year ago.”

“The history of voter discrimination in Texas is well documented. Literacy tests, poll taxes, redrawing of electoral lines and other mechanisms have been used to intimidate minorities from voting,” stated Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which has been fighting voter ID laws. “These efforts are un-American in that they are an assault on the democratic principles upon which this country was founded.”

Texas Democratic congressman Joaquin Castro called the judge’s ruling a “victory for Democracy,” saying the law had been found unconstitutional for discriminating against minorities.

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  • As someone who spent almost $200,000 on attorney’s fees in a lawsuit that ended up dismissed two weeks before trial date, I can tell you that the legal system is totally corrupt from top to bottom. Every Mexican I know in south Texas stands for every other Mexican no matter the circumstances.

    Having gotten in the truth about the legal system, which is simply tyranny without the name tag, I just read on breaking news that another judge has ordered Texas voters to show IDs. The Messcan woman judge has been overruled. Three cheers for that!

    • dmxinc

      Good news!

    • propagandaoftruth

      Pretty obvious most of these people have no loyalty to anything American beyond the gibsmedat.

    • LHathaway

      Tell us about your court case, please, if you are willing. I’m genuinely curious to know.

  • dmxinc

    Nothing like foreigners deciding what the laws are in our country.

    Wish this nightmare would end. We have to shake these shackles off.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      This isn’t going to end peacefully. That’s what people don’t understand.

  • JackKrak

    Judges will tell us that affirmative action polices have no “discriminatory purpose” and then tell us that voter ID laws have a “discriminatory purpose”.

    Must be really hard to get into law school….

    • kikz2

      gaslight…..

  • IstvanIN

    Did any one expect a “wise” latina to be anything but a hispanic jihadist?

    • Luca

      More like a Marxist jihadist.

      • Augustus3709

        The Marxists and Minorities are friends of convenience. They are using each other for their own agenda. It’s a loose arrangement which would probably implode as soon as they took over. Blacks and Mexicans wouldn’t get along for long for instance.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    UPDATE:

    “A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.

    The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, who determined the law unconstitutional and similar to a poll tax designed to dissuade minorities from voting.”

    • WR_the_realist

      One vestige of sanity left. That won’t last.

    • John

      Next up is declaring picture IDs illegal in liquor stores. The law is unconstitutional because it is designed to prevent minors from drinking. The good news is that the crusade against purchasing tobacco products continues unabated. You must now supply 4 forms of ID, including at least 1 government picture ID as well as a complete genealogical record going back 3 generations.

  • MekongDelta69

    THIS (and all cases like THIS), are THE most important reason for stopping this black muslim Marxist dictator and his totalitarian regime.

    This lunatic has nominated and sent to the bench, more radical, anti-White Marxist judges than you could ever imagine.

    Once the majority of judges and justices (like in academia, media, entertainment, sports, etc., etc.) are like this ‘L-a-t-r-i-n-a,’ you can kiss ANY of your (former) rights sayonara…

    The Brennan Center for (In)Justice:
    http://www[dot]discoverthenetworks[dot]org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6922

    • none of your business

      The most anti White Judge in American history was Brennan, an upper class White Irish Catholic who wrote the majority opinion in our death knell, Kaiser vs Weber. To quote the vicar of Satan, “disproportionate representation is in and of itself clear and present evidence of discrimination.”
      The issue was a Kaiser steel mill test for foreman that required applicants to be able to read and write memos, manuals and instructions and do simple math job applicable problems such as: Your unit has 25 employees. You cannot operate unless you have 18. How many can go on vacation or take off sick at one time?
      The supremes also found that requiring a steel mill foreman to have a high school diploma racist and discriminatory.
      Of course now that blacks are over represented in government employment sometimes as much as 100 percent over quota, the Judiciary dictators find nothing wrong with employers who have less than 2 percent Whites. The food industry from top to bottom is even more discriminatory against Whites in favor of Hispanics including illegals as government agencies.
      And don’t forget, Earl Warren who took the lead against White children in Brown vs Topeka was a Republican appointed by a Republican President.
      The problem with appointed life long tenured Judge made laws is that they do not have to enforce it. President Jackson who was another defeated constitutionalist once said “Justice Taney has ruled, now let him enforce it.” But even Jackson caved in and enforced the law Taney and the rest of the supremes invented..
      The damage to Whites was done in 17 years by White male Judges many of whom were Republicans; 1956 Brown vs Topeka I believe 1973 Kaiser vs Weber and a bit earlier Griggs vs Duke Power. These women and minority Judges are just the mopping up operation

  • 1stworlder

    When wearing my “WHITE PRIVILEGE IS EVOLUTION that’s why Asians have it also” T shirt I can understand why they don’t want Voter ID because black/brown are too stupid to read.

  • Luca

    Well, according to this judge, I just realized that my bank, Walmart, the utility company, the local department store and the cop who asked for my drivers’ license are all racists. Who knew?

  • WR_the_realist

    How dare we not let her fellow illegal immigrants vote.

  • Easyrhino

    Everyone needs to be able to show a license to drive a car, buy liquor or establish a bank account but somehow it’s too difficult for blacks and Latinos to show ID to vote?

    If you’re incapable with coming up the proper credentials to vote then maybe you’re not qualified to vote regardless of your race.

    • none of your business

      Given the fact that welfare agencies require valid ID and blacks have such a large percentage of welfare dependency it is impossible to believe that blacks are 305 percent less likely than Whites to have valid photo ID.

    • Nonhumans

      Apparently, but considering that they steal everything including alcohol and vehicles, and drive them intoxicated, which no license permits, and ebt is a de facto bank acct, why would they go through the trouble?
      .
      I’m pondering why they would raise so much hell about acquiring an id to vote (libtarded democrat) for more gibs. Since its not like any of them will miss any work or any meals by spending an hour or so at the DMV. We already know how fast the wastes of flesh will flood a dhs office if their ebt cards malfunction whatsoever.

      • You need photo ID to breathe, practically.

        Photo ID to vote will disenfranchise next to nobody.

        Unfortunately, it also means photo ID to vote will by itself prevent and stop very little actual voter fraud.

        So, you, Nonhumans, are asking: What’s the big deal and why all the hoopla?

        Answer: It’s nothing more than the Democrat Party trying to convince elderly black women that photo ID requirements are part of some larger supposed conspiracy afoot to disenfranchise black people, in order to drive up the turnout of elderly black women to vote Democrat. I specify “elderly black women” because: (A) They do the lion’s share of voting in the black community, and (B) They remember the civil rights movement, and they remember “before” and “after.” And they don’t want to go back to “before,” (even though nobody is credibly stating that they should go back to “before”).

        • me

          I don’t want them to go back to ‘before’. I just want to expatriate them to the ‘mammyland’.

  • dd121

    Striking down voter ID laws is the first and most important step in enabling the leftist (Dems) to commit massive voter fraud. I know it and they know it. There is nothing worse activist left wing judges could do to undermine our society than to strike ID laws.

    • me

      The ‘judges’ need to be imprisoned for life every time they go above the written law. Period.

      • dd121

        I doubt if the jails have enough room.

  • LHathaway

    “After slaves were freed and black Americans began to win elected office, laws requiring black Americans to pay a fee to vote or to pass literacy tests began to be enacted. Similar tactics were used in the Southwest against Mexican Americans”.

    Yes, one hispanic somewhere in the deep south was prevented from voting and everyone in the rest of US must hear about it as if that was the forever norm, a great repression facing all of them.

  • Eddie Lutz

    ID us by our fingerprints or retina scan. End of controversy.

    • Nonhumans

      Perfect.

    • me

      Nope. Only the ones too lazy to get picture ID. It would kill two birds with one stone, for voting identification and for law enforcement.

  • MBlanc46

    Congressman Castro meant to say “a victory for Democrats”.

  • Voted by mail today. This saves me the trouble of exposing myself to the nasty diseases brought here by criminal alien invader “children” while they illegally vote at the polling precinct three weeks from now. Being rendered paralyzed by the polio-like illness they have brought with them seems suboptimal, so putting a one-dollar stamp on the ballot envelope seemed to be a good trade.

    • none of your business

      Not to be personal Michael, but did Ariadne have her polio vaccines? That enterovirus the illegals brought with them is actually polio. I know she’s home schooled, but watch out for swimming pools which were a major place where children got infected. It is also air borne and movies, circuses, carnivals and even playgrounds spread polio.

      • Yep; she’s had all the recommended vaccines, and the three of us each got the 4-in-1 flu shot in September.

        Whatever questions there are about the thimerosal once used as a preservative (to keep staph bacteria from growing) in childhood vaccines, that hasn’t been used since the summer of 2000, and Ariadne was born in 2007.

        Since there is no animal reservoir anywhere, even among other primates, polio is actually amenable to being made extinct, but stone-age savages in Africa and elsewhere have been refusing, even though the Sabin vaccine is adminstered orally and not via a syringe.

  • none of your business

    Let’s put the blame where it belongs. Texas employers who since 1836 have preferred importing cheap messican labor to hiring Whites.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      I’m beginning to think our own race is screwing us over more than the others.

  • IKUredux

    OT, but important to me. What does it mean to be an American? Right now? Pretty much NOTHING. That’s right, being an American used to mean that you were an amalgamation of different strains of Europeans. You were French. You were German. You were English. You were Scottish. You were Irish. You were Swedish. You were Danish. You were Italian. You were Greek. You were Polish. YOU WERE WHITE. We Americans are the proud descendents of EUROPEANS. If Jews can consider themselves a race. Why can’t Americans? That is correct, I believe Americans are a race. Why not? Jews consider themselves a race. And, since race is nothing more than a social construct, I hereby declare Americans a socially constructed race. Therefore, I do not accept Somalis as Americans. I do not accept Hmong as American. In fact, I do not accept as an American, anything other than A White European derived person born in these environs.(By the way, at one time, I would have included African Americans as Americans). However, Blacks in this country have made their position on being Americans very clear. So, if people of another race(who have been here for hundreds of years) have never felt they fit in, why, oh why, would we think people of other races would fit in? They don’t. And, you know what? Every addition of the foreign element waters down our culture. Puhlease. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PROPOSITIONAL NATION. That, my friends, is complete unadulterated crap. The concept of diversity is crap. Diversity is a weakness! Diversity weakens social structure. Diversity is death. Diversity kills creativity. DIVERSITY IS OUR WEAKNESS!!!!! Diversity is death.

    • Charlie

      White Liberals, who work tirelessly for their Zionist masters, are the greatest threat to the ultimate survival of Western Civilization, and the entire White Race…the tragic shame, is that, the overwhelming majority of young Whites, under the age of 40, hold anti-White views, and have an anti-White mindset…until we clean up our own house, i.e. the traitorous White Liberals, within our midst, then we will never get things settled…it’s as simple as that…

  • none of your business

    Ignorant moron. There has never, never ever been a fee charged to vote in this country. In the early days there were requirements that voters own property but that ended in the early 19th century. The southern states had literacy tests for both blacks and Whites but there was never a voting fee. She graduated from college, law school and passed the bar and she just makes up blatant lies like this to justify her dictatorial orders.
    We are under judicial tyranny and have been for decades.

  • Augustus3709

    Behold The Legacy of Slavery:

    Blacks started it, Whites ended it.

  • Al Rex

    This woman and all the rest of the Spanish-speaking tribe are all anti-Whites and anti-Americans. It;s time to round all of them up and deport therm by force whether born here or not.

    Nelva Gonzalez Ramos is an Ibero-Indian woman and not a “Latina” as the article suggests because “Latino/Latina” is only a language and not a race and not an ethnicity.