Posted: October 4, 2013
Fifth Circuit Reverses Lower Court in Texas Voter Registration Case
In an opinion authored by Judge Edith H. Jones, the Fifth Circuit today reversed the district court's decision finding in favor of plaintiffs challenging certain Texas election code provisions. In granting a preliminary injunction, the district court determined that provisions regarding volunteer deputy registrars violated the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act. According to the Fifth Circuit's opinion, the plaintiffs "failed to establish facial unconstitutionality of the provisions." The Fifth Circuit remanded the case, Voting for America v. Skeen, to the district court for further proceedings.