The Brennan Center and co-counsel filed suit in federal court challenging Texas's strict photo voter ID law on behalf of the Texas State Conference of the NAACP and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives (MALC).
The Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 to ensure state and local governments do not pass laws or policies that deny American citizens the equal right to vote based on race. On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court swept away a key provision of this landmark civil rights law in Shelby County v. Holder.
The League of Women Voters of South Carolina and Craig Debose, a South Carolina resident who lacks photo identification, intervened in South Carolina v. Holder to block South Carolina’s new, restrictive law requiring photo ID to vote.
The Brennan Center is working with Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner, the ACLU of Florida, and the Council of La Raza to mount an administrative challenge to Florida's non-uniform application of election laws in counties not covered by the Voting Rights Act.