TPM: Texas Advocates Appeal To Supreme Court To Block Voter ID Law

Sahil Kapur
Oct 15, 2014
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"It is deeply troubling that the court of appeals would allow an unconstitutionally discriminatory voter ID law to deny the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of African-American and Hispanic voters," J. Gerald Hebert, a lawyer for the challengers, said in a statement, "so as not to inconvenience Texas election officials by informing them they could no longer demand photo ID which the lower court condemned as a 'poll tax.'" ...

In a brief interview with TPM, Hebert declined to speculate on whether his clients would appeal to the Supreme Court if the 5th Circuit ruled against them on the merits.

"I'm optimistic that the district court judge's decision, which is thorough and accurate, will ultimately be upheld," he said.

To read the full article in TPM, click here.

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