Texas Voter ID Law Is Rejected By Federal Court

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal court on Thursday rejected Texas’ bid for approval of a law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying the burden to obtain identification would unfairly affect minority voters.

According to the three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for D.C., Texas failed to show its Senate Bill 14 — a law requiring in-person voters to present a photo ID to vote — wouldn’t affect the right of Texans to vote on account of “race, color or member[ship in] a language...
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STATE OF TEXAS v. HOLDER


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1:12-cv-00128

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Voting

Date Filed

January 24, 2012

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