870 F.3d 387 (5th Cir. 2017), 17-40884, Veasey v. Abbott

Docket Nº:17-40884
Citation:870 F.3d 387
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM:
Party Name:MARC VEASEY; JANE HAMILTON; SERGIO DELEON; FLOYD CARRIER; ANNA BURNS; MICHAEL MONTEZ; PENNY POPE; OSCAR ORTIZ; KOBY OZIAS; LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS; JOHN MELLOR-CRUMMEY; DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS; GORDON BENJAMIN; KEN GANDY; EVELYN BRICKNER, Plaintiffs - Appellees v. GREG ABBOTT, in his Official Capacity as Governor of Texas; ROLANDO...
Attorney:For MARC VEASEY, Plaintiff - Appellee: Chad Wilson Dunn, Esq., Brazil & Dunn, Houston, TX; Neil G. Baron, League City, TX; Armand G. Derfner, Esq., Derfner & Altman, L.L.C., Charleston, SC; J. Gerald Hebert, Esq., Paul March Smith, Esq., Washington, DC. For JANE HAMILTON, SERGIO DELEON, FLOYD CAR...
Judge Panel:Before SMITH, ELROD, and GRAVES, Circuit Judges. JAMES E. GRAVES, JR., Circuit Judge, dissenting:
Case Date:September 05, 2017
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
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870 F.3d 387 (5th Cir. 2017)

MARC VEASEY; JANE HAMILTON; SERGIO DELEON; FLOYD CARRIER; ANNA BURNS; MICHAEL MONTEZ; PENNY POPE; OSCAR ORTIZ; KOBY OZIAS; LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS; JOHN MELLOR-CRUMMEY; DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS; GORDON BENJAMIN; KEN GANDY; EVELYN BRICKNER, Plaintiffs - Appellees

v.

GREG ABBOTT, in his Official Capacity as Governor of Texas; ROLANDO PABLOS, in his Official Capacity as Texas Secretary of State; STATE OF TEXAS; STEVE MCCRAW, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants - Appellants;

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee

TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND; IMANI CLARK, Intervenor Plaintiffs - Appellees

v.

STATE OF TEXAS; ROLANDO PABLOS, in his Official Capacity as Texas Secretary of State; STEVE MCCRAW, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants - Appellants;

TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES; MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Plaintiffs - Appellees

v.

ROLANDO PABLOS, in his Official Capacity as Texas Secretary of State; STEVE MCCRAW, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants - Appellants;

LENARD TAYLOR; EULALIO MENDEZ, JR.; LIONEL ESTRADA; ESTELA GARCIA ESPINOSA; MAXIMINA MARTINEZ LARA; LA UNION DEL PUEBLO ENTERO, INCORPORATED, Plaintiffs - Appellees

v.

STATE OF TEXAS; ROLANDO PABLOS, in his Official Capacity as Texas Secretary of State; STEVE MCCRAW, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants - Appellants

No. 17-40884

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

September 5, 2017

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi.

Veasey v. Abbott, (S.D. Tex., Aug. 23, 2017)

For MARC VEASEY, Plaintiff - Appellee: Chad Wilson Dunn, Esq., Brazil & Dunn, Houston, TX; Neil G. Baron, League City, TX; Armand G. Derfner, Esq., Derfner & Altman, L.L.C., Charleston, SC; J. Gerald Hebert, Esq., Paul March Smith, Esq., Washington, DC.

For JANE HAMILTON, SERGIO DELEON, FLOYD CARRIER, ANNA BURNS, MICHAEL MONTEZ, PENNY POPE, OSCAR ORTIZ, JOHN MELLOR-CRUMMEY, GORDON BENJAMIN, KEN GANDY, EVELYN BRICKNER, Plaintiffs - Appellees: Chad Wilson Dunn, Esq., Brazil & Dunn, Houston, TX; Neil G. Baron, League City, TX; Armand G. Derfner, Esq., Derfner & Altman, L.L.C., Charleston, SC; J. Gerald Hebert, Esq., Danielle Marie Lang, Washington, DC.

For KOBY OZIAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, Plaintiffs - Appellees: Chad Wilson Dunn, Esq., Brazil & Dunn, Houston, TX; Armand G. Derfner, Esq., Derfner & Altman, L.L.C., Charleston, SC; J. Gerald Hebert, Esq., Danielle Marie Lang, Washington, DC.

For LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS, Plaintiff - Appellee: Chad Wilson Dunn, Esq., Brazil & Dunn, Houston, TX; Armand G. Derfner, Esq., Derfner & Altman, L.L.C., Charleston, SC; J. Gerald Hebert, Esq., Danielle Marie Lang, Washington, DC; Luis Roberto Vera, Jr., Luis Roberto Vera, Jr. & Associates, San Antonio, TX.

For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee: Thomas Evans Chandler, Trial Attorney, Anna Marks Baldwin, Diana Katherine Flynn, Gregory Bryan Friel, Esq., Special Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Div - Appellate Section, Washington, DC; Bruce I. Gear, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC; John Albert Smith, III, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

For MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Plaintiff - Appellee: Ezra D. Rosenberg, Esq., Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC; Lindsey Beth Cohan, Dechert, L.L.P., Austin, TX; Jon Marshall Greenbaum, Esq., Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC; Myrna Perez, Deputy Director, NYU School of Law, New York, NY; Sidney Samuel Rosdeitcher, I, Esq., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, L.L.P., New York, NY; Neil A. Steiner, Michelle Yeary, Dechert, L.L.P., Princeton, NJ.

For TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, Plaintiff - Appellee: Ezra D. Rosenberg, Esq., Jon Marshall Greenbaum, Esq., Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC; Jennifer Clark, Myrna Perez, Deputy Director, NYU School of Law, Brennan Center for Justice, New York, NY; Lindsey Beth Cohan, Dechert, L.L.P., Austin, TX; Daniel Gavin Covich, Corpus Christi, TX; Sidney Samuel Rosdeitcher, I, Esq., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, L.L.P., New York, N.Y. ; Neil A. Steiner, Dechert, L.L.P., New York, NY; Michelle Yeary, Dechert, L.L.P., Princeton, NJ.

For ESTELA GARCIA ESPINOSA, LIONEL ESTRADA, EULALIO MENDEZ, JR., SERGEANT LENARD TAYLOR, Plaintiff - Appellees: Jose Garza, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Incorporated, San Antonio, TX; Shoshana J. Krieger, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Incorporated, Austin, TX; Priscilla Noriega, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Incorporated, Brownsville, TX.

For LA UNION DEL PUEBLO ENTERO, INCORPORATED, MAXIMINA MARTINEZ LARA, Plaintiff - Appellees: Jose Garza, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Incorporated, San Antonio, TX; Priscilla Noriega, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Incorporated, Brownsville, TX.

For TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, Intervenor Plaintiff - Appellee: Leah Camille Aden, Esq., NAACP, Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Incorporated, New York, NY; Coty Rae Montag, Deputy Director, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Incorporated, Washington, DC; Jonathan Edward Paikin, Esq., Litigation Counsel, WilmerHale, Washington, DC.

For IMANI CLARK, Intervenor Plaintiff - Appellee: Leah Camille Aden, Esq., Janai S. Nelson, Esq., NAACP, Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Incorporated, New York, NY; Coty Rae Montag, Deputy Director, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Incorporated, Washington, DC; Jonathan Edward Paikin, Esq., Litigation Counsel, WilmerHale, Washington, DC.

For GREG ABBOTT, in his Official Capacity as Governor of Texas, ROLANDO PABLOS, in his Official Capacity as Texas Secretary of State, STATE OF TEXAS, STEVE MCGRAW, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Texas...

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