Updated: Voter ID Trial Will Begin in July

Update, 3:15 p.m.:

Jerry Strickland, Abbott's communications director, issued the following statement on Friday's decision:

"This morning, the partisans who oppose Texas' Voter ID law once again attempted to delay the trial date—and the inevitable enforcement of the State's photo identification requirement. The State of Texas continues to urge the Court proceed to trial in so that the Voter ID law can be implemented in time for the November elections. When the Court asked the Department of Justice if it had sufficient information to proceed as scheduled, Justice Department lawyers confirmed that they have ...

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