Veasey v. Perry (Abbott): CLC Opposition to Motion for Stay of District Court Injunction Pending Appeal

Court Level
Fifth Circuit

This memorandum focuses on two topics relevant to the stay application: (1) irreparable injury, including the question whether there will be more confusion by enforcing or enjoining SB 14, and also including the grievous injury to the public interest that would result from enforcing a law found to be racially discriminatory; (2) likelihood of success on the merits, including recognition that SB 14 is not a “neutral” law but results from decisions by Texas to divide voters into two classes, and how this division affects the four claims on which the district court ruled.