Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on Voter ID Case in Texas

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on Voter ID Case in Texas

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal from Texas officials seeking to restore the state’s strict voter ID law.

As is the court’s custom, its brief order in the case, Abbott v. Veasey, No. 16-393, gave no reasons for turning down the appeal. But Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. issued an unusual statement explaining that the Supreme Court remains free to consider the case after further proceedings in the lower courts.

The Texas law, enacted in 2011, requires voters seeking to cast…


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