Austin American-Statesman: Lawmakers absent from Texas voter ID trial
Plaintiffs’ lawyer Gerry Hebert, who is representing U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, and the League of United Latin American Citizens, said he cannot remember — in his 41 years of practicing law — when a state or local government declined to call an elected official to testify in person at a trial, especially when the intent of the legislative body is at stake.
“It’s extraordinary,” he told the American-Statesman.
Hebert said he believed the absence of live testimony from lawmakers signaled that they cannot defend the law in court, Hebert said.
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