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Judge again finds Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate

For the second time, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi has ruled that Texas' rigid voter ID law was purposely designed to discriminate against minority voters.

Under the law, voters have to show one of seven forms of identification while at the polls. While a concealed handgun license is on the approved ID list, college student IDs are not. More than two years ago, Ramos said the law is similar to a "poll tax" to suppress minorities. She was asked by an appeals court to look at her findings once again, and on Monday, she announced that nothing had changed her earlier ruling.