Judge Lawrence Meyers

Judge Lawrence Meyers

Voter ID: Judge Lawrence Meyers, the lone Democrat currently holding state office, has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed to overturn the Voter ID law. The suit is not related to a federal lawsuit before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Oral arguments are scheduled for May 24 before all 15 judges.). Meyers’ suit was before a state appeals court, which heard oral arguments on whether the suit should proceed earlier this week. Meyers’ attorney said the lawsuit was withdrawn so that more facts about the law’s impacts – specifically, how many voters had been turned away because they lacked identification – could be developed. Meyers is expected to refile the suit later this year.

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