Texas Voter ID Opponents Can't Show Harm, 5th Circ. Told

Law360, Houston (April 28, 2015, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Opponents of Texas' voter ID law have not provided any concrete evidence that black and Hispanic voters were burdened by the controversial requirement that voters present government-issued identification at polling places, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller told the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday.

An election official checks a voter's photo ID at an early-voting site in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 26, 2014. (Credit: AP) During oral argument in front of a three-judge panel Tuesday morning, Keller said the plaintiffs in the case were offered up unprecedented discovery, including emails from legislators, yet failed to find proof that the legislators had discrimination in...

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