Texas federal judge Fred Biery has ordered Texas counties to pause their planned voter purge. Texas is “not to send any notice of examination letters nor remove voters from registration without prior approval of the Court.” CLC represents the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and individual plaintiff Julie Hilberg in the case.
This is a major victory for Texas voters. The court rightly agreed with CLC's argument that Texas’ threatened voter purge struck fear and anxiety into the hearts of voters. Texas unnecessarily targeted tens of thousands of people who were properly registered citizens, intimidating naturalized citizens from exercising their rights. Let this be a message to the rest of the country that states will face consequences when they threaten their citizens’ right to vote.
Learn more about the case, Texas LULAC, et al. v. Secretrary of State David Whitley.