|Godwin Ronquillo Attorney Marcos Ronquillo quoted in Dallas Business Journal article |
Ronquillo agrees with rejection of Texas voter ID law
|August 31, 2012 11:48 pm|
Dallas Business Journal:
Dallas attorney Marcos Ronquillo wasn't surprised by Thursday's rejection of a Texas law requiring voters to show a picture ID at the polls, and he doesn't think the measure stands much of a chance if it's appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
I spoke with Ronquillo, managing shareholder and chief operating officer of Godwin Ronquillo PC, this afternoon to get his thoughts on the case.
Ronquillo pointed out that Thursday's ruling by a federal three-judge panel was the second time this week that a federal court has ruled against the state Legislature on a voting rights issue. On Tuesday, a federal court ruled that a Congressional and state Legislature redistricting plan was created in a way that discriminates against Hispanic voters by limiting their influence.
"It's very clear that these laws have an impact on a particular segment of our society, and it's a population of our society that tends to vote Democratic," he said. "All they result in is voter suppression."
Conservative backers of the law, including Gov. Rick Perry, say it's intended to curb voter fraud.
State Attorney General Greg Abbott has said he will appeal the voter ID ruling to the Supreme Court.
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