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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:12 PM

9. Texas voter ID trial opens


Politico 7/9/12
Texas voter ID trial opens

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In March, the Justice Department Civil Rights Division refused to clear the Texas law, known as Senate Bill 14, saying Texas officials had failed to prove that it wouldn’t adversely affect minorities

As the trial got under way in a packed courtroom, DOJ trial attorney Elizabeth Westfall went even further, arguing that the federal government will show racial motivation in Texas’s passage of the law.

“The facts will convincingly demonstrate the discriminatory purpose and effect of Senate Bill 14,” Westfall told the three-judge panel in her brief opening argument in a trial expected to last through Friday.

A lawyer for Texas countered that there’s no evidence of discriminatory intent and that the law is needed to prevent voter fraud.


Go DOJ!



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