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Supreme Court vacates Texas Voter ID and redistricting rulings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday vacated rulings on cases involving Texas's Voter ID law and redistricting map, citing its ruling Tuesday that struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.

A D.C. court had suspended the Voter ID law and a GOP-drafted redistricting map by citing the portion of the Voting Rights Act that requires preclearance with the U.S. attorney general or federal judges for electoral changes in certain areas with a history of racial discrimination. After the court struck down a portion of the law on Tuesday, those rulings effectively were rendered moot.