Good Draw of Judges for Challengers in Texas Voter ID Appeal in 5th Circuit

Via Michael Li, here is the order.

Chief Judge Carl Stewart (a Clinton appointee profiled here), Catharina Haynes (a GWB appointee) and federal district court judge Nannette Brown (sitting by designation), an Obama appointee.

The 5th Circuit is among the most conservative courts in the nation. The idea that a panel would have two Democratic appointees must be heartening to the challengers in this case.  However, remember that Texas can try to take the case to the full 5th Circuit en banc if it loses, and given DOJ’s involvement and the high stakes here, this case is very likely to end up eventually before the Supreme Court.

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