TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 6, 2015

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Texas’ voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act, but also said the law is not a “poll tax” intended to discriminate. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel ruled that the measure violates Section 2 of the landmark federal civil rights law. The Dallas Morning News has more on the story and a link to the opinion.