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Thu May 28, 2020, 10:51 PM

Federal judge says Texas owes $6.8 million in attorney's fees for voter ID case

AUSTIN — The state of Texas owes nearly $6.8 million in attorney’s fees to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit over the state’s controversial voter identification law, a federal judge said Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi ordered the state to pay a total of nearly $6.8 million to the 13 law firms that represented plaintiffs in the seven-year legal battle which began in 2011.

The case, which was at the forefront of the voter ID law battles in the country, touched every level of the federal court system. It was heard multiple times at the district court and appeals court level and even reached the Supreme Court where the justices rejected an appeal by the state to stay a lower court’s ruling that the law discriminated against African-Americans and Hispanics.

Along the way, federal courts found five times that the law discriminated against minorities. Gonzales Ramos, an Obama appointee, found twice that the law was crafted to intentionally discriminate against these groups.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/05/28/federal-judge-says-texas-owes-68-million-in-attorneys-fees-for-voter-id-case/

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Fri May 29, 2020, 02:03 AM

1. Interesting.......

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Fri May 29, 2020, 02:22 AM

2. This will make Chad Dunn happy

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