Supreme Court refusus to hear arguments over Texas Voter ID law

    The full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the measure as racially discriminatory last summer.

    The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will not hear
    arguments at this time over Texas’s strict photo ID law,
    which the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down
    as racially discriminatory last summer. Approximately
    600,000 registered voters did not have the acceptable
    ID required under the law as originally written.
    The decision is the latest in the years-long battle over
    the law, which plaintiffs argued discriminated against
    Black and Latino voters in the state. It was the strictest
    law of its kind in the nation, allowing, for example, a voter
    to use a concealed gun permit to vote, but not an
    identification card from one of the state’s flagship universities
    .

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