Rep. Sues To Block Texas Voter ID Law In Wake Of VRA Ruling

Law360, Houston (June 26, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, launched a federal lawsuit Wednesday aimed at invalidating a controversial Texas voter ID law following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike a provision of the Voting Rights Act that had prevented the state from enforcing the law.

The suit alleges that S.B. 14, which requires would-be voters to present a government-issued photo ID at polling places, will unconstitutionally deprive thousands of minorities of their right to vote and make re-election campaigns more expensive.

“[F]or a substantial subset of the hundreds of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Veasey et al v. Abbott et al

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Voting

Date Filed

June 26, 2013

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