Texas LULAC, et al. v. Secretary of State David Whitley: Settlement Agreement
CLC reached a final settlement agreement with the state of Texas on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Julie Hilberg in our lawsuit, LULAC v. Whitley. The lawsuit challenged Secretary of State David Whitley's flawed voter purge program, which targeted naturalized citizens and threatened the voting rights of tens of thousands of Texans. As part of the agreement, the state will no longer be permitted to use stale driver license data to question the citizenship of newly naturalized American citizens. Instead, it may only flag individuals who first registered to vote and later provided evidence of non U.S. citizenship to the Texas Department of Safety for further follow up.