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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Merits briefs due today in Indiana voter ID cases

Updating this ILB entry, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (see more about the Brennan Center here) has set up a special web page on the Indiana voter ID cases, stating:

The Indiana voter ID case is the most important voting rights case since Bush v. Gore. Due to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this winter, Crawford v. Marion County Election Board will determine which American citizens are able to exercise their right to vote and which Americans are not. The Indiana law is the most restrictive ID law in America and will exclude many eligible voters from participating in our democratic process.
The page includes the numerous amicus briefs filed in support of petitioner, most within the past few days. A most helpful feature is that the birefs have been arranged under categories such as "Briefs Demonstrating the Absence of In-Person Voter Fraud," and each brief is summarized.

Adding to the wealth of available resources is this Moritz College of Law (specializing in election law issues) web page, which contains all legal documents related to the case.

Election law expert Rick Hasen wrote this morning about the filings at his Election Law Blog, in an entry titled "At Least 23 Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Petitioners in the Indiana Voter ID Case, Crawford."

See also this entry from Richard Winger's Ballot Access News.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 14, 2007 04:01 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions