Dismissal in Texas absentee voting (age discrimination) case

The federal district judge, not without considerable personal reluctance expressed in his opinion, dismissed the Texas case claiming that the state’s limitation of absentee voting to persons 65 years and older violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (and also section 2 of the Voting Rights Act). Claims based on the Twenty-Sixth Amendment had been previously rejected by the Fifth Circuit.

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