Thursday, October 17, 2013
Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Judge Posner has second thoughts on his voter ID decision; says he didn't know enough
“Maybe we should have been more imaginative,” [Judge Posner] said. “We weren’t really given strong indications that requiring additional voter identification would actually disenfranchise people entitled to vote.”[Note: The ILB has reparagraphed the above.]
Those indications were clear, of course, to judges who disagreed with Judge Posner at the time.
In a new book, he writes that he was “guilty” of upholding a law “now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of fraud prevention.”
Had he spoken those words a few years ago, the landscape of voter-ID laws might look very different.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 17, 2013 09:28 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions