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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Courts - More on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Reuters has this report this afternoon.

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUS Blog has an entry titled "Analysis: An election issue for an election year," here. A quote:

The Justices will be deciding on the constitutionality of an increasing popular form of balloting restriction: requiring those who show up at the polls to vote to first show a photo ID, such as a driver's license or a passport. In perhaps half of the states and in the federal government, such identification requirements have been written into law in varying forms -- defended by their sponsors as necessary checks upon voting fraud, assailed by their critics as cynical efforts to keep poor and minority (and likely Democratic) voters away from the polls.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 25, 2007 03:09 PM
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