Texas Voter ID Law Revived After High Court's Shelby Ruling

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the state’s controversial voter ID law will take effect immediately, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that had blocked Texas from implementing the law.

Texas is moving quickly to implement its Senate Bill 14, which requires in-person voters to present a government-issued photo ID to vote, which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had rejected for federal preclearance in March 2012 for likely discriminating against Texas’ large Hispanic population.Texas...
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