Federal judge strikes down Texas law requiring voters to show ID at polls

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Posted: Oct 09, 2014 10:01 PM

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday struck down a Texas law requiring voters to show identification at polls, saying that it placed an unconstitutional burden on voters and was discriminatory against minorities.

In a ruling that follows a two-week trial in Corpus Christi of a lawsuit challenging the controversial law, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos also found that it amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Eric Walsh)