Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking for a full circuit review of a ruling that found that the state’s voter identification law discriminated against blacks and Hispanics.
There’s no guarantee that the state’s petition will be granted. If the state fails at the full circuit review, Paxton’s office signaled it will take the case to the Supreme Court.
In August, a federal appeals court ruled that the Texas law violated the federal Voting Rights Act, sending the case back to the lower court to fix its discriminatory effects. The outcome of the case could have large implications for Rep. Will Hurd’s (R-23) district, where more than 70 percent of residents are Hispanic. (San Antonio Express-News)