DOJ Sues Texas Over Voter ID, Redistricting Maps

Law360, Houston (August 22, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday launched suit against the State of Texas in a bid to stop it from enforcing a controversial voter identification law and said it is seeking to intervene in a separate suit concerning the state's redistricting laws.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the moves are designed to prevent Texas from relying on the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, to implement...
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