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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Courts - More on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod
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.