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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on Court of Appeals Ruling in Texas Voter ID Case

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released a statement today after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that Texas’s voter ID law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act:

“We are pleased that the court of appeals agreed unanimously with the district court that the Texas statute violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and we are studying the opinion in light of the future proceedings the court of appeals has ordered.”

Press Release Number: 
15-978
Updated August 5, 2015