Campaign Legal Center files brief in Texas voter photo ID case on behalf of minority voters

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Today, Texas voters who would be adversely impacted by the law, civil rights organizations, elected representatives and a Texas county filed a brief opposing the motion of Texas officials to dismiss the consolidated lawsuits against the state's voter photo ID law.  Several challenges (including one brought by the United States) have been brought against Texas’ voter photo ID law, which is the one of the most restrictive laws in the nation.  The cases have been consolidated in the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. 

The brief filed by the Campaign Legal Center, which serves as co-counsel in the case, argues that the parties have standing to bring the case and that their complaint adequately states claims under various provisions of federal law that may proceed.  The complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center in the case claims that the voter photo ID law (SB 14) violates the 1st, 14th, 15th and 24th Amendments to the Constitution, as well as Section 2 of Voting Rights Act by denying and abridging the right to vote on account of race and language minority status.

The Campaign Legal Center is part of the legal team that includes Chad Dunn and K. Scott Brazil (Brazil & Dunn), Neil G. Baron, David Richards (Richards, Rodriguez & Skeith), Armand Derfner (Derfner, Altman & Wilborn), Luis Roberto Vera, Jr. (LULAC) and Craig M. Wilkins and Teresa G. Snelson (Dallas County District Attorney’s Office).

To read a copy of the Legal Center’s brief arguing that the motion to dismiss should be denied, click here

To read a copy of the State’s brief in support of the motion to dismiss, click here.

 To read the original complaint, click here.