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Sun Oct 27, 2013, 01:18 PM

11. Texas Asks U.S. Judge to Dismiss Photo ID Voter Lawsuit

 


Texas Asks U.S. Judge to Dismiss Photo ID Voter Lawsuit


By Laurel Brubaker Calkins - Oct 26, 2013 - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-26/texas-asks-u-s-judge-to-dismiss-photo-id-voter-lawsuit.html

A federal judge should dismiss legal challenges to a Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification because the rule isn’t discriminatory and Texas has the right to set its own voter qualifications, state attorneys said in a court filing.

Texas also contends that the activist groups and elected officials suing to block implementation of the new law have no legal standing to challenge the rule. Only individual voters can sue to protect their own rights, the state said in a filing yesterday in federal court in Corpus Christi.

“Constitutional rights are an individual’s own to assert,” the state said. “The statutory language does not accommodate lawsuits brought by plaintiffs who seek to vindicate the constitutional rights of third parties.”

Minority-rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department claim black and Hispanic voters “disproportionately lack” the photo ID required of all voters under a law signed this year by Republican Governor Rick Perry. ..........

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