Agencia EFEAugust 22, 2013 22:10
Washington, Aug 22 (EFE).- The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it will file a lawsuit against Texas over the state's new Voter I.D. law, which requires a photo identification to cast a ballot.
The DOJ wants a court to declare that the Texas legislation, SB 14, violates the Voting Rights Act and the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution.
"Today's action marks another step forward in the Justice Department's continuing effort to protect the voting rights of all eligible Americans," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.