Texas Voter ID Lawsuit Moves Forward in Federal Court

FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, a sign tells voters of voter ID requirements before participating in the primary election at Sherrod Elementary school in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A long-running lawsuit over a Texas voter ID law will move forward in federal court. A federal judge today denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to delay the case.

The Trump administration joined with Texas to ask that next week’s hearing be postponed until June, when the Texas Legislature’s session finishes. A bill revising the strict voter ID law was filed this week to address previous court rulings that found it discriminatory against poor, largely minority Texans.

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