Friday, September 15, 2006

I posted to the election law list about my plans to take on voter ID in Indiana, and I'm getting some useful feedback - contacts so far from [Edited for confidentiality reasons.]

Nation Digest
Judge strikes down state voter-ID law
Jefferson City, Mo.
A judge struck down Missouri's new voter-identification law Thursday as an unconstitutional infringement on the right to vote.
The law required voters to show a federal or Missouri-issued photo ID at the polls, which Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan said was an unconstitutional burden on voters because the paperwork required to get those IDs is not free.
The right to vote is "a right and not a license," the judge wrote. Callahan said the requirement is a particular burden to women, the poor, the undereducated and the elderly.
Supporters of voter-ID laws say they prevent voter fraud.

This link has some audio prom plaintiffs' attorney Don Dowling. I havent heard it myself - no speakers at the moment.

Columbia tribune.

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