State of Texas

Texas Voter Suppression Law (Houston Justice)

Houston Justice v. Abbott

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Houston Justice, the Houston Area Urban League, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Arc of Texas and an individual voter challenging Texas voter suppression law Senate Bill 1. The complaint argues that multiple provisions of S.B. 1 — including its ban on drive-thru and 24-hour voting, limited early voting hours, elimination of straight-ticket voting, prohibition of drop boxes, limits on the mailing of absentee ballot applications, strict ID requirements for early voting applications, restrictions on providing assistance to voters and empowerment of poll watchers — will disproportionately burden voters of color and voters with disabilities in violation of the First, 14th and 15th Amendments as well as the Voting Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The case was consolidated with four others challenging S.B. 1 and subsequently closed. All future filings can be found in La Union del Pueblo Entero v. Abbott.

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