Court rejects case against election law; cuckoo bird protection proposed

October 16, 2013

ed-sterling-mugA three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 3 rejected a case challenging the constitutionality of a 2011 Texas election law regulating deputy voter registrars.

In a 2-1 ruling, the majority of the panel said the plaintiffs Voting for America Inc., Brad Richey, Penelope McFadden and Project Vote Inc. “have not made a clear showing” that certain provisions of the law violate their First Amendment rights or are preempted by the federal Voting Rights Act.

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