THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
vs.ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., in hisOfficial Capacity as Attorney GeneralOf the United States,
Case No. 1:12-CV-00128(RMC, DST, RLW)Three-Judge Court
RESPONSE BY THE STATE OF TEXAS TO ORDER REGARDINGSCHEDULING
The State of Texas remains ready, willing, and able to work steadfastlytoward achieving the goals outlined in the Court’s proposed order. Toward thatend, today the State completed production to the Department of Justice andIntervenors of all requested databases. Going forward, the State can and willcomply with all requirements necessary to get this case to trial by July 9, 2012,subject only to the reasonable limitations detailed below.
At this point in the proceedings, one thing is clear:
parties should berequired to expedite remaining discovery and move promptly toward trial on July 9. As explained below, the State is fully prepared to do its part by complying with thetimelines proposed by the Court to the extent compliance is reasonably possible.
The State respectfully disagrees with the Court’s view that discovery delays are the fault of only one party to thislitigation. But with the July 9 trial date in jeopardy and the possibility looming that Texas will not be able to enforceits duly enacted voter identification law in time for the November 2012 elections, the focus should be on doingeverything possible to move this case toward judgment.
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