Thursday, May 25, 2017

The texas house bill amending the struck down voter ID scheme has an affidavit option, but imposes substantial penalties for false statements on the affidavit.

My question is, does this violate the 24th Amendment?

In the earlier litigation the appeals court reversed the trial court's finding of a 24th A violation, and the supreme court has not addressed the issue since 1966, aside from a mention in Justice Ginsberg's dissent from denial of a stay.

Under the court of appeals' standard, whatever exactly that is, does the chilling effect of prosecution for using an affidavit create an obstacle to voting, as did the poll tax waiver reciept in Harmon v Forssenius?

There are of course other constitutional concerns under the first and 14th Amendments, but I think it raises the 24th A question. That's all I have time for right now.

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