Texas LULAC et al. v. Secretary of State David Whitley: Public Document Production from DPS
After former Secretary David Whitley announced Texas’s flawed voter purge program, targeting naturalized citizens for removal from the voter rolls, CLC alongside its co-counsel filed a motion for a preliminary injunction halting the program. In preparation for an intensive, evidence-heavy three-day hearing, CLC subpoenaed documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety regarding their role in the citizenship matching process. These documents are public records, and provide a window into the communications between the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety as they worked to develop the flawed matching process, which wrongly identified thousands of Texas voters as non-U.S. citizens.