LULAC files lawsuit to prevent new voting law in Texas from going into effect

Jessie Degollado

KSAT San Antonio (subscription required)

Sep 7, 2021

Texas Voting Rights Lawsuit Lulac

Less than an hour after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Tuesday that enacts new voting restrictions in Texas, the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization filed a federal lawsuit in hopes of preventing the law from going into effect.

The lawsuit, filed by lawyers for the League of United Latin American Citizens, seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against Texas elections officials because the organization claims the new law violates the 1st and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and will “have a severe and disproportionate impact on Hispanics, blacks, and other communities of color.”