Voter ID: As many expected, the U.S. Dept. of Justice has reversed its prior participation in the years-long litigation over the state’s Voter ID bill and “will not pursue its purpose claim at this time.” Further, DoJ asks the court to grant “voluntary dismissal of that claim without prejudice.”

Echoing last week’s joint filing with the state seeking postponement of the trial, DoJ argues that “the appropriate course is to await the Texas Legislature’s consideration of S.B. 5 before conducting any further proceedings in this case.”

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