SCOTUS Upholds Texas Voter ID Laws

As a Dallas based women owned law firm that represents many women and minority owned businesses we were surprised to see the SCOTUS uphold the Texas Voter ID laws. Though this law on its face may not target minorities the reality of its implementation will be in fact the disenfranchisement of minorities disproportionately to other groups. Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor joined Justice Ginsburg in her dissent to the recent Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Texas Voter ID legislation. Justice Ginsburg wrote:

“The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgment. Senate Bill 14 may prevent more than 600,000 registered Texas voters (about 4.5% of all registered voters) from voting in person for lack of compliant identification. A sharply disproportionate percentage of those voters are African-American or Hispanic.”