Texas voter ID case could provide another avenue to Supreme Court


With the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal Monday to review North Carolina’s voter identification law, a similar statute in Texas could provide another avenue to the high court.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi ruled that the Republican-drafted Texas law was enacted in 2011 with the intent to discriminate against minority voters, who tend to favor Democratic candidates.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he will appeal the ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — which has already concluded that the Texas voter ID law was discriminatory.

However the 5th Circuit Court rules, the losing side is sure to appeal to the Supreme Court.

— Chuck Lindell, American-Statesman



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