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Leah Aden in ProPublica on Need to Strike Down Texas Photo ID Law Enacted with Discriminatory Purpose

Monday, January 23, 2017

Leah Aden, senior counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said by email that her organization was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision, calling the Fifth Circuit’s decision “a victory for Texas voters, particularly the 600,000 registered and one million eligible voters who lack one of the limited forms of photo ID that SB 14 requires.”

“Now, we are anxious to appear before the trial court on February 28 to argue, once again, that Texas’ photo ID law, the strictest photo ID law in the nation, was enacted with a discriminatory purpose and must be struck down in its entirety,” she said.