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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:11 AM

Tennessee Appeals Court Upholds Voter ID Law, Says is Constitutional [View all]

Source: Reuters

Tennessee appeals court upholds voter ID law, says is constitutional

NASHVILLE | Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:21am EDT

By Tim Ghianni

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - A Tennessee appeals court ruled on Thursday that a state requirement that voters have photo identification is constitutional but that the Memphis library cards at the heart of a challenge to the law were acceptable at polling places.

The Tennessee Secretary of State plans to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court, a move that will freeze the appeal court ruling until the high court takes action, according to Blake Fontenay, a spokesman for the Secretary of State.

"This is like changing the rules at halftime of a football game," Fontenay said, explaining the quick reaction to Thursday's ruling, which came as early voting in the November 6 general election was already underway.

"I wouldn't lose sight of the part of the ruling that we are very pleased with that upholds the constitutionality of the law," he added.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE89P05T20121026

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