The ruling came down just a day shy of the 50thÂ anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965. The federal law established rules to stop legal barriers preventing African-Americans from voting.
On today’s edition ofÂ Houston Matters, we discuss yesterdayâs Fifth Circuit ruling on the stateâs voter ID law and what happens next. We also look back on the history of the Voting Rights Act.
Then, we revisit some of our past conversations about pre-clearance and the Texas voter ID law.
Also this hour: We examine an intervention program to keep more Houstonians out of the ER, and what kind of impact itâs had since it began eight months ago.
And we take aÂ tour of Houstonâs Printing Museum.