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5th Circuit Court Upholds Texas' Voter ID Law

April 27, 2018 - 5:05 pm

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) – An appeals court panel in New Orleans has upheld the Texas voter ID law.

The Fifth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling over-rules a San Antonio judge's decision that the law violated the voting rights of minorities.

Today's decision by three judges on the appeals court is being praised by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

"The court rightly recognized that when the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5 last session, it complied with every change the 5th Circuit ordered to the original voter ID law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our democracy. The revised voter ID law removes any burden on voters who cannot obtain a photo ID."

Some of the groups that filed the original lawsuit challenging the law say they will appeal.

View the 5th Circuit voter ID ruling here