U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos has struck down the state’s Voter ID law, ruling that legislation passed during the regular legislative session (Senate Bill 5) did not cure the discriminatory effect of the original law (Senate Bill 14). She issued a permanent injunction against enforcing most of Senate Bill 14 and all of Senate Bill 5. Ramos also denied the state’s motion to reconsider her prior discriminatory intent finding.

The state will appeal the decision.

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