Divided 5th Circuit orders changes to Texas voter ID law

In what six dissenting judges called an “ill-conceived, misguided, and unsupported majority opinion” based on a misconstruction of the law that amounts to “little more than a naked disparate impact test,” a divided 5th Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that Texas’ photo voter ID law “violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act through its discriminatory effects” and instructed that court to fashion an “interim remedy” as soon as possible that “disrupts voter identification rules for the 2016 election season as little as possible.”