The Texas Tribune: Both in court and under Trump, Texas Voter ID law faces uncertain future

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“If you have the most conservative federal court of appeals ruling 9-6 that the photo ID law on the books is violative to the Voting Rights Act, it seems to me ridiculous and a waste of taxpayer money and time to strengthen that law in a way that further suppresses minority voting rights,” Gerald Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center and an attorney for the plaintiffs in the voter ID case, said.

Hebert remained hopeful that those fighting the Texas law will ultimately succeed even under a Trump administration.   “We take our cases to federal judges who are appointed for life, and even though they might be appointed by presidents of a particular political party, they also look at the facts and apply the law," Hebert said. "No matter who the president is, the law will apply faithfully to the facts, and that’s what we intend to do.”   Read the full article