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Janai Nelson

Associate director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and counsel of record in Veasey v. Abbott, a challenge to Texas’s voter ID law.

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The cost of defending discrimination in our democracy

We must ensure that Texas is put under federal oversight when it comes to voting and election law. Court rulings finding the state’s law to be intentionally discriminatory make it an irrefutable candidate for this remedy. It is also high time we asked: How many times must the state’s election laws be ruled intentionally discriminatory before Texas stops this wasteful crusade?