Texas Secretary Of State Quits Amid Fight Over Voting Laws

Law360, Houston (December 16, 2013, 9:29 PM EST) -- Texas Secretary of State John Steen, a central figure in the state’s effort to roll out controversial voting restrictions, said Monday that he is stepping down after just a year on the job to resume his private law practice.

Steen, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as the state’s 108th secretary of state in November 2012, said Monday he would officially leave office in January, amid legal battles the state is waging over its voter ID and registration requirements that are purportedly aimed at reducing...
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