Sep 17, 2013 7:15 PM by Associated Press
Hispanic group, NAACP join Voter ID lawsuit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP have filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's Voter ID law.
The two groups filed their petition with a federal court in Corpus Christi on Tuesday.
The Department of Justice also filed a lawsuit opposing the law last month saying that is created an illegal barrier to voting for poor minorities and people who live in rural areas. The law requires voters to show a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot.
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the NAACP and the Department of Justice fought a similar case in Washington DC where a three-judge panel stopped enforcement of the law. But the U.S. Supreme Court took away the lower court's power to pre-emptively stop the Voter ID law from taking effect.
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