Keyword: Voting Rights

Taking Texas to Trial: Public Opinion on Texas' High Profile Cases

| By: Joshua Blank and Jim Henson

 When it comes to legal cases in general, and legal rights in particular, it's important to note that public opinion can often act as a poor guide to a just outcome, and in many cases, may have no relevance on particular legal proceedings. With that caveat aside, public opinion is useful in determining how elected officials, including the Attorney General, might react to court decisions, and further, whether the state chooses to push ahead in the legal process in the face of adverse decisions. 

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How Holder May Help Abbott in 2014

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Joshua Blank, PhD

Public opinion on voting rights in Texas neither paints a dour picture for gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott nor presents a clear path forward for Democrats.

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On Voting Rights Act, Texans Follow GOP's Lead

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

It’s easy to admit that those other states need some federal oversight, but here in Texas? Get out of town.

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Keywords: Voting Rights

The Partisan Split on Voting Rights

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

Overall, Texas voters — by a slight majority — believe the federal government should continue oversight of the state's changes in election laws, according to the October 2012 University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But partisans are split.

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