At a time when leaders of both political parties are uniting to reform our criminal justice system, this veto is a failure of leadership. The legislature should override the veto and give these citizens a second chance.
The Supreme Court recognized the paramount importance of protecting the integrity of our courts. At a time of rising spending in judicial elections, rules that preserve the public’s confidence in the judiciary are more important than ever.
Texas's strict photo ID requirement discriminates against African-American and Latino voters in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution, imposes an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, and is an unconstitutional poll tax.