Texas Asks High Court To Ax Fees In Voter ID Challenge

Law360, New York (October 22, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The state of Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to review a decision awarding more than $1 million in attorneys' fees to intervenors who challenged the state's voter identification law, saying parties who prevailed under a statute ruled unconstitutional aren't entitled to fees.

The Lone Star State argued that it was unreasonable for a federal court to decide, and the D.C. circuit to affirm, that the intervenors were entitled to fees as the prevailing parties in a suit involving Texas' bid for federal approval — known as preclearance — under the Voter Rights Act of a voter identification law...

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