Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas voter ID law

Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texas law requiring voters in the state to show certain forms of identification in order to cast a ballot. The move comes after a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a lower court decision that had struck down the law, meaning the measure would be in effect for the November elections if the Supreme Court does not intervene. …

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