Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Its Controversial Voter ID Law

FNL — WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Texas to enforce its controversial voter ID law.

It rejected an emergency appeal that claimed the law had a discriminatory effect on minority voters.

The court, however, said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.

The law has been in effect for recent elections, even after a trial judge struck it down in 2014.

The challengers in the ongoing lawsuit argue there is no reason to allow the requirement to show picture identification at the polls to remain in place.

But justices rejected the plea in a brief order Friday. The full New Orleans-based appeals court will hold a new hearing on the Texas law in May.

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