Voter Registration

The Fifth Circuit ruled that the Texas Department of Public Safety’s voter registration system does not violate the Equal Protection Clause or the National Voter Registration Act. Individuals using the department’s online system to renew their driver’s license or change their address are prompted to request a paper voter application that they must mail in. 

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Driver’s License Denials

A federal court in Ohio ruled that a class of minor drivers who were denied licenses due to the citizenship status of their parents have a viable claim for equal protection violations against the Bureau of Motor Vehicle, finding that the disputed policy is discriminatory and does nothing to serve that state’s interest in protecting the public. 

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