Monday, April 28, 2008

Court rejects voter ID challenge; no new grants


Court rejects voter ID challenge; no new grants
12:31 4/28/2008, Lyle Denniston, uncategorized, SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court, voting 6-3, on Monday rejected a constitutional challenge to Indiana’s law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID before they may cast a ballot. Three Justices said the evidence offered against the requirement in Indiana did not support a challenge to the law as written — that is, a “facial” challenge – and three others said the law only imposed a minimal and justified burden on voters. Three Justices dissented. The decision means that the law will be enforced without a legal cloud over it in the presidential primary election in Indiana on May 6. About half of the states have such laws.


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