Full 5th Circuit to hear Texas voter ID case
Tue, 2016-03-15 05:00 News Staff
The entire U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will review Texas’ controversial voter identification law.
A majority of the judges of the Fifth Circuit on March 9 voted in support of an “en banc” rehearing of oral arguments in Veasey v. Abbott, a case challenging the law. No date for the rehearing has been set.
The case stems from Senate Bill 14, a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, which requires prospective voters to present an acceptable form of photo identification along with their voter registration card in order to cast a ballot.