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Obama Administration Sues Texas Over Voter ID

Obama Administration Sues Texas Over Voter ID
Posted Thursday, August 22nd 2013 @ 2pm  by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The Justice Department intends to file a lawsuit against Texas over a voter ID law that it contends violates the 14th and 15th Amendments, along with what's left of the Voting Rights Act. The government will essentially argue that the ID law is intentionally attempting to restrict minority access to voting—which, the AP points out, could prove tricky since, unlike other parts of the VRA, it's not enough to simply prove that the effect of the law would be discriminatory.

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