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Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday (July 20, 2016) ruled the state’s voter ID law is discriminatory, and violates the Voting Rights Act. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because this is not the first time a federal court has found flaws with the Texas law — it’s actually the […]

Online Voter Registration BannerThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday (July 20, 2016) ruled the state's voter ID law is discriminatory, and violates the Voting Rights Act.

If that sounds familiar to you, it's because this is not the first time a federal court has found flaws with the Texas law — it's actually the fourth time in less than four years.

We discuss Wednesday's ruling with Teddy Rave, assistant professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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