TEXAS

Texas Asks For Full Circuit Review of Voter ID Ruling

The case has the biggest effect in Rep. Will Hurd’s district.

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Kimberly Railey
Aug. 31, 2015, 5:03 a.m.

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)

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