5th Circ. Reverses Block On Texas Voter Registration Rule
By David McAfee
Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2013, 8:52 PM ET) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday reversed a lower court’s injunction against Texas Secretary of State John Steen in a lawsuit challenging voter registration restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, holding that the plaintiffs couldn’t show that the provisions in question were unconstitutional.
The decision comes about a year after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency bid by voting rights advocacy group Project Vote Inc. to block Texas from enforcing state laws placing restrictions on voter registration it argues are keeping millions of eligible...