5th Circ. Reverses Block On Texas Voter Registration Rule

Law360, Los Angeles (October 03, 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...
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Case Information

Case Title

Voting for America, Inc., et al v. John Steen

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3441 Voting (Civil Rights)

Date Filed

August 16, 2012


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