Private Plaintiffs (But Not the U.S.) Ask 5th Circuit to Immediately Lift the Stay in the Texas Voter ID case

Back in September, a 5th Circuit’s motions panel, on a 2-1 vote, stayed a trial court order which would have blocked Texas from implementing its revised voter id law pending appeal.

The order specifically was not binding on the panel of 5th Circuit judges eventually assigned to hear the merits.

Now, after oral argument, the private plaintiffs in the case, but not the United States as a plaintiff (which since the Trump election has sided with Texas), have asked the 5th Circuit merits panel to immediately lift the stay pending appeal. You can read the motion at this link.

Judge Jones on the merits panel was very hostile to the plaintiffs, and so this likely rests on the views of Judge Higgenbotham.

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