DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – The state of Texas wants to keep its Voter ID law in place, so the legal battle is about to heat up again.
State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office plans to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to “protect the integrity of voting in the state.”
The news comes nearly a month after a federal appeals court ruled the law discriminates against minority voters.
It’s not clear if the state will file an emergency appeal or go through the standard process, which might not be dealt with in time to affect the elections this fall.
Last week, a judge approved what she called an interim plan allowing people without government-issued photo ID’s to vote in November.
Texas’ effort is complicated by the fact that the Supreme Court has been shorthanded since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. In case of a 4-4 deadlock, the appeals court ruling would stand.
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