October 13, 2014      5:04 PM
Motions fly fast and furious in Voter ID case as it moves on to the 5th Circuit
State argues striking down law this close to election will cause voter confusion
Greg Abbott’s office has moved to stay the decision of a federal judge in Corpus
Christi federal who struck down the law as a de facto poll tax.
The state’s best arguments to maintain the Voter
ID law are ones most won’t see because Abbott’s office has asked 5th
Circuit Court of Appeals to seal the
state’s emergency injunction from public disclosure. The majority of the
plaintiffs in the case – or the ones who could be reached by Saturday afternoon
So there’s much to make of a single tantalizing sentence
in the state’s motion to seal:
documents include confidential deposition transcripts and confidential email
communications between Democratic members of the Texas Legislature and outside
political organizations,” it said.
copy of the writ for the emergency stay was posted Monday morning. The
filing notes confusion over application of the law and even manages to lay some
of that blame with the media for reporting the law was struck down.
By Kimberly Reeves