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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More today on the voter ID case

NPR's Diane Rehm Show this morning devoted an hour to "Voter ID Requirements and the Voting Process." The description:

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against an Indiana law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. We talk about the partisan divide over this law and ongoing concerns regarding the integrity of our electoral process.

John Fund, columnist, Wall Street Journal ans author of "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy"

Jeffrey Toobin, author of "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" (Doubleday), staff writer at The New Yorker; senior legal analyst for CNN, and former Assistant U.S.Attorney in Brooklyn, New York.

Doug Chapin, director, Pew's Electionline.org

Clive Thompson, contributing writer, New York Times Magazine

Jennifer Brunner, Secretary of State, Ohio

You may access the audio here.

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSBlog has a commentary on this morning's arguments that begins:

The Supreme Court, studiously avoiding almost all mention that it was examining a thoroughly partisan political battle, spent a spirited hour on Wednesday looking for ways either to scuttle a major test case over voters’ rights or to find a way — as if the Justices were writing a law themselves — to soften the impact of a tough state requirement for a photo ID before a voter may cast a ballot at the polls.
The 81-page transcript of this morning's argument is available here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 9, 2008 01:03 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions