After Shelby, Justices Vacate Texas Voter ID, Maps Rulings

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday vacated two Washington federal court rulings blocking Texas from implementing a controversial voter ID law and redistricting maps, largely procedural moves after it invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act earlier this week.

The high court's invalidation of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder — in which it ruled that Congress was using antiquated data to single out and force certain states and counties to seek federal approval before they can change...
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