And Now, a Ruling on Texas ID

And, of course, we’ve now got a SCOTUS ruling on Texas ID.  In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Court refused to vacate the 5th Circuit’s stay.

In real-person, that means that despite a full trial leading to a 147-page opinion finding the Texas ID law unconstitutional, the law will be in place for this November’s election.  Justice Ginsburg, joined by Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, strongly dissented from the Court’s decision to let the law stay in place for now.

The ultimate fate of the law is still TBD.  The trial court struck it down, and the appellate courts have pressed pause on that ruling, but they have not overturned it.  After the election, the case will proceed to the 5th Circuit for review on the merits.

More to come.

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