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SB 14, 82nd R.S.
Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

Austin City Council Resolution directing the City Manager with respect to the City's response to the Texas voter identification law that created a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person, including appropriate legal actions on behalf of Austin's citizens.
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By Austin City Council
Publication Date: August 29, 2013
Letter from the Texas Democratic Party requesting information on the amount of state expenditures relating to the voter ID case (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.).
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By Executive Director Bill Brannon / Texas Democratic Party
Publication Date: July 18, 2012
Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder opposing the Department of Justice's employment of Catalist to provide data for the Texas voter identification law trial (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.).
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By U.S. Representative Lamar Smith
Publication Date: July 5, 2012
Letter requesting the Secretary of State to notify the public that voter ID requirements are not in effect for the May 29, 2012 primaries (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.).
See: http://www.ellis.senate.state.tx.us/pr12/p051112a.htm
By Senator Rodney Ellis
Publication Date: May 11, 2012
Voter ID preclearance - Texas v. United States; Texas' reply on legislative privilege (No. 1:12-cv-00128).
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By U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Publication Date: April 2, 2012
Voter ID preclearance - Texas v. United States; Plaintiff's motion for protective order regarding legislative privilege, Exhibit A, U.S. DOJ Letter; Exhibit B, United States' first set of requests for production of documents; Exhibit C, United States' first set of interrogatories; Exhibit C, Proposed order (No. 1:12-cv-00128, Texas legislative depositions in voter ID case).
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By U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Publication Date: March 22, 2012
Voter ID preclearance - Texas v. United States; Texas' motion to amend its complaint, First amended expedited complaint for declaratory judgment (No. 1:12-cv-00128, challenge to the constitutionality of Voting Rights Act Section 5).
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By U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Publication Date: March 14, 2012
Voter ID preclearance - Texas v. United States; Texas NAACP and MALC's motion to intervene and memorandum in support (No. 1:12-cv-00128).
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By U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
Voter ID preclearance - Texas v. United States; United States' notice of filing Section 5 determination, Letter to Keith Ingram (No. 1:12-cv-00128, Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., DOJ letter rejecting Texas' voter ID law).
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By U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
Voter ID preclearance - Texas v. United States; Press release, Expedited complaint for declaratory judgment, Exhibits - Correspondence between Texas Secretary of State and U.S. Department of Justice (No. 2011-2775), July 25, Sept. 23, and Nov. 18, 2011, Jan. 12, 2012 (No. 1:12-cv-00128, Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.).
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By U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Publication Date: January 23, 2012
Letter to T. Christian Herren, U.S. Department of Justice, regarding the submission of Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., under Voting Rights Act Section 5; Exhibit A (voter ID, Spanish surname data, attempt to match registered voters with DPS driver's license and ID holders - inconsistent use of nicknames or initials).
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By Director of Elections Keith Ingram / Texas Secretary of State
Publication Date: January 12, 2012
Letter to Director of Elections Ann McGeehan, Texas Secretary of State, requesting the number of registered voters in Texas, by race and Spanish surname within county of residence, who currently possess a Texas driver's license or other form of photo identification (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., voter ID).
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By T. Christian Herren, Jr. / U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Publication Date: November 16, 2011
Letter to Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart expressing concerns regarding election law training; includes excerpt of election day law and operations manual (voter identification).
See: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist13/pr11/p103111a.htm
By Senator Rodney Ellis
Publication Date: October 31, 2011
Letter to Chief T. Christian Herren, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, in response to his September 23, 2011 request for additional information concerning the submission of Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Legislature (voter ID, voter education program, Spanish surname data).
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By Director of Elections Ann McGeehan / Texas Secretary of State
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Voting law changes in 2012 (overview, report, and appendix).
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By Wendy R. Weiser and Lawrence Norden / Brennan Center for Justice
Publication Date: October 3, 2011
Letter to Director of Elections Ann McGeehan, Texas Secretary of State, requesting additional information regarding Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S. (voter ID).
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By T. Christian Herren, Jr. / U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Publication Date: September 23, 2011
Letter to Chief T. Christian Herren, U.S Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, submitting comments under Voting Rights Act Section 5 (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.; data from Brennan Center report Citizens Without Proof, estimating that roughly 207,000 African-American voting-age citizens, 33,000 Asian-American voting-age citizens, and 237,000 Latino voting-age citizens in Texas do not have government-issued photo ID).
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By Brennan Center for Justice, Texas NAACP, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Publication Date: September 14, 2011
Letter to the U.S. Department of Justice submitting comments under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on Texas's voter ID law (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.).
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By Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Foundation, Inc., Asian American Justice Center, Demos, Southwest Workers Union
Publication Date: September 14, 2011
Letter to Chief T. Christian Herren, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, submitting material under Voting Rights Act Section 5 (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., voter ID).
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By Director of Elections Ann McGeehan / Texas Secretary of State
Publication Date: July 25, 2011
Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., Amendment 2, citizen may provide sworn affidavit in lieu of photo ID.
See: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/amendments/pdf/SB00014H22.PDF
By Texas Legislature
Publication Date: Tabled March 23, 2011
Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., Amendment 58, require SOS to study voter ID provisions before enactment.
See: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/amendments/pdf/SB00014H258.PDF
By Texas Legislature
Publication Date: Tabled March 23, 2011
Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S., Amendment S2-F41, voter ID/matching names.
By Senator Wendy Davis / Texas Legislature
Publication Date: January 26, 2011
Letter to senators regarding forming a Committee of the Whole to consider voter ID legislation (Tex. S.B. 14, 82nd Leg., R.S.).
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By Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
Publication Date: January 20, 2011
The 82nd Texas Legislative Session.
In Vital Statistics Review
Publication Date: Summer 2011
Library Location: Periodicals
Voter identification: no go again.
In Economist
Publication Date: March 17th-23rd, 2012
Library Location: Periodicals
How the voters won.
In Time
Publication Date: October 29, 2012
Library Location: Periodicals
Expect more elections to get a lot more litigious.
In CQ Weekly
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Library Location: Periodicals
Voter identification: mischief at the polls.
In Economist
Publication Date: December 14th-20th, 2013
Library Location: Periodicals
Faceoff on voter IDs.
See: http://www.csg.org/pubs/capitolideas/2014_sept_oct/FaceOff.aspx See: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf
In Capitol Ideas
Publication Date: September/October 2014
Library Location: Periodicals
Voter ID law still under attack.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: October 20, 2014
Library Location: Periodicals
Fifth Circuit scrutinizes voter ID law.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: May 4, 2015
Library Location: Periodicals
Courts must confront the burden of distance.
In National Law Journal
Publication Date: July 6, 2015
Library Location: Periodicals
Rehearing, injunction sought in voter ID battle.
In Texas Lawyer
Publication Date: September 14, 2015
Library Location: Periodicals
Voting restrictions: back in the booth.
In Economist
Publication Date: August 6th-12th, 2016
Library Location: Periodicals
Texas's Jim Crow voting laws.
In Nation
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Library Location: Periodicals
Regulatory impediments disproportionately affect voting rights in communities of color in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
In Thurgood Marshall Law Review
Publication Date: Spring 2019
Library Location: Periodicals
Voting law changes in 2012.
See: http://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/legacy/Democracy/VRE/Brennan_Voting_Law_V10.pdf
Publication Date: 2011
Letter to T. Christian Herren, Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Re: Comment under Section 5, Submission No. 2011-2775 (Texas Voter ID bill, SB 14, 82nd R.S.).
Publication Date: September 14, 2011

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