AUSTIN (June 26, 2013)—U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, has joined seven others in a federal lawsuit aimed at keeping Texas from enforcing the state’s voter ID law.
Texas implemented the law Tuesday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act, freeing the state from a requirement to obtain pre-clearance of any election-related law or change.
The decision also overthrew a decision by federal judges in Washington that Texas could not enforce the law.
The suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi, calls the Texas law’s requirement to show a state-issued photo ID card at the ballot box unconstitutional.