Texas Remarkably Fails to Mention in Amicus Brief Against Voting Rights Act That Court Found It Engaged in Purposeful Racial Discrimination in Voting Last Year

A remarkable omission in the Texas amicus brief in the Shelby County voting rights case before the Supreme Court: there’s all this talk about how burdensome the law is in relation to the DOJ fight over Texas’s voter identification law. But no acknowledgement—much less excuse or explanation—of the district court’s findings just last year that Texas engaged in purposeful discrimination against minority legislators and voters in its most recent round of redistricting.

Does Texas think the other side will forget to bring this finding up to argue that section 5 is still needed?  A very odd choice by the lawyers here.


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