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Order-Federal Court Denies Texas Voter ID Law

Order-Federal Court Denies Texas Voter ID Law

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Case 1:12-cv-00128-RMC-DST-RLW Document 341 Filed 08/30/12 Page 1 of 1

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

STATE OF TEXAS, Plaintiff, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Defendant.

Civil Action No. 12-128 (DST, RMC, RLW)

ORDER For the reasons stated in the accompanying Opinion, it is: ORDERED that Texas failed to meet its burden of proof on Claim One of the Amended Complaint and therefore Texas’s request for judicial preclearance of Senate Bill 14 under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 1973c) is DENIED; and it is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and submit a joint proposed schedule on Claim Two (Texas’s claim that Section 5 is unconstitutional) by no later than September 13, 2012.

Date: August 30, 2012

/s/ DAVID S. TATEL United States Circuit Judge

/s/ ROSEMARY M. COLLYER United States District Judge

/s/ ROBERT L. WILKINS United States District Judge

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