Dallas County Joins Fight Against Texas Voter ID Law

Law360, Dallas (August 20, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT) -- Dallas County commissioners voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit aiming to block Texas from implementing a voter ID law, siding with a U.S. Representative who says the requirement for government-issued photo IDs would disenfranchise minority groups.

In a 3-2 vote, the Dallas County Commissioners Court agreed to join the suit launched in June by Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Dallas, that seeks to invalidate the law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The county retained Brazil & Dunn LLP as its special counsel in the suit;...
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Case Title

Veasey et al v. Abbott et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-00193

Court

Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Voting

Date Filed

June 26, 2013

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