Texas v. Holder

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The State of Texas unsuccessfully sought preclearance approval under the Voting Rights Act of its 2011 voter photo ID law (SB 14); a three-judge court found the State failed to prove the law was non-discriminatory. The Supreme Court vacated the judgment following its decision in Shelby County v. Holder. Back to top

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The State of Texas unsuccessfully sought preclearance approval under the Voting Rights Act of its 2011 voter photo ID law (SB 14).  A three-judge court in Washington DC denied preclearance approval because it found the law to be discriminatory.  Following its decision in Shelby County v. Holder declaring the coverage formula of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, the Court vacated the judgment of the DC Court.

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