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Good evening I'm Bret Baier attorney general Eric Holder has his sights on Texas.
He's ignoring a major Supreme Court ruling that came down recently regarding the voting rights act.
And ticking off a lot of people in the process senior correspondent Eric Shawn has the story of the newest legal battle.
The Department of Justice is about to launch.
One month after the Supreme Court rejected -- part of the historic 1965 voting rights act.
That monitored elections and mostly southern states US attorney general Eric Holder did the opposite.
He announced the Justice Department is targeting Texas trying to force the state to get federal approval for any changes in his voting laws over the next decade.
-- spoke at the annual National Urban League convention in Philadelphia.
It is the beauty of -- Justice Department to continue monitoring jurisdictions.
Around the country for changes that may hamper of these voting rights.
Last month just hours after the Supreme Court -- Texas became the first state to react by immediately implementing its new voter ID law.
But holder cited another court decision that found the Texas legislature -- congressional redistricting plan discriminated.
Against Latino voters.
In that ruling the court noted that the parties are hopeful.
Of course the parties provided more evidence of discriminatory intent.
Then we have space -- need to address here is a federal court that said that.
And taxes reaction was -- Republican governor Rick Perry branded holder's move as an end run around the Supreme Court he said quote.
Once again the Obama administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country's system of checks and balances not to mention the US constitution.
And Republican senator John Cornyn accused the white house of bullying his state chose not to protect voters but for partisan political purposes.
Part of the long term strategy of this administration is to try to turn Texas blue.
And so there are engaging in this kind of bogus political activity to try to raise concerns with regard to things like.
A minority voting this simply aren't.
Supported by the evidence and I think this is to create a false impression that somehow minority rights are not being protected which they are.
At Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz was also critical accusing the attorney general of politicizing the Justice Department -- crew said quote.
-- his refusal to accept the judgment of the US Supreme Court regarding pre Clarence.
Continues the department's longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law.
But the controversial Houston based voter fraud group -- the vote went even further it promises legal action.
It says this is the same Justice Department that quote.
Criminalize as journalism and fails to prosecute IRS agents.
-- for mr.
holder he promises even more actions on voting issues and other states.
Brett -- -- live in Philadelphia -- thank you.
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