McClatchy Washington Bureau: Appeals Court Reinstates Texas’ Voter ID Law; foes vow to go to Supreme Court
J. Gerald Hebert, a member of the legal team that has fought the ID requirement, vowed an immediate appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Unfortunately, the Fifth Circuit’s stay will end up maintaining the confusion that has been caused by the state’s error-riddled attempted implementation of the photo ID law over the last year,” said Hebert, executive director of The Campaign Legal Center.
“It is deeply troubling that the court of appeals would allow an unconstitutionally discriminatory voter ID law to deny to the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of African-American and Hispanic voters so as not to inconvenience Texas election officials by informing them that they could no longer demand photo ID.”
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