Federal judge says Texas owes $6.8 million in attorney’s fees for voter ID case

The Dallas Morning News

Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center, a legal nonprofit which represented some of the plaintiffs in the case, said the hefty sum Gonzales Ramos ordered paid should serve as a warning to other states. “As a result of our case, Texas scrapped its prior discriminatory law and made accommodations for voters,” Smith, who represented a group of plaintiffs who challenged the law, said in a statement. “Because of our brave clients and this case, voters statewide can never be turned away from the polls simply for lacking a certain type of photo ID. The large sum of attorneys fees awarded in the case should sound a cautionary note to other states that wish to engage in voter suppression.”

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