Texas Looks To Ax Voter ID Suit In Wake Of Shelby Ruling

Law360, Houston (August 9, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The state of Texas requested dismissal Thursday of a federal lawsuit that sought approval of a controversial voter ID law, saying the case became moot after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a provision of the Voting Rights Act that had blocked implementation of the law.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told the D.C. federal court the state’s suit — which had requested approval of a voter ID law known as SB 14 and which challenged the  “preclearance” provision under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act...
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