WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2017 – In response to the announcement that the Department of Justice will drop its claim that a Texas Voter ID law was intended to be discriminatory, after years of fighting against the law, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been in his new position for less than a month, and already his attacks on civil rights are coming at a breathtaking pace. Last week his Justice Department sent a message of no support for the rights of transgender students. Now the Department is abandoning a key claim against a Texas Voter ID law that was clearly intended to discriminate against lower-income people and people of color. With the arrival of Sessions, the Justice Department’s about-face on rights and protections for people who most need them is truly terrifying.”
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