Texas v. Holder

In May 2012, Advancement Project intervened as defendants in this federal litigation in support of the Department of Justice’s position that Texas’ Photo ID law is racially retrogressive and should be denied preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Hearings in the case began July 9 and ran for 5 days before a three-judge panel of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In August, the federal court found  that Texas’s law violated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This resulted in the state being unable to enforce its photo ID law in time for the 2012 election in November. 

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