Willie Ray v. The State of Texas
Willie Ray and several others brought suit (represented by CLC attorneys) challenging then-Attorney General Greg Abbott’s racially selective prosecutions of black and Latinos voters for alleged voter fraud. This lawsuit also involved federal constitutional and statutory challenges to several unprecedented provisions of the Texas Election Code that authorize a variety of sweeping criminal penalties for those who seek to provide legitimate and necessary aid to elderly and infirm voters who vote by mail. Plaintiffs obtained a preliminary injunction from the district court. On remand from the Fifth Circuit, the parties resolved the case by stipulation.