A voting registration booth at the Texas A&M-San Antonio mayoral forum. Photo by Scott Ball.

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down by Fifth Circuit Appeals Court

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country, struck down the controversial Texas Voter ID law on Wednesday, ruling 9-6 that the 2011 law violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act, a stunning rebuke of conservative Republicans who control the Texas Legislature and the state’s executive branch.