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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:56 PM
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Indiana Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/us/18voter.html?_r=1&...

By JOHN SCHWARTZ
Published: September 17, 2009

An Indiana appellate court on Thursday struck down a state law requiring voters to show identification a law that the United States Supreme Court declared constitutional just last year.

The court said the law violated the Indiana constitution by not treating all voters impartially.

The state legislature passed the voter ID law in 2005, and it was challenged in federal court. The Supreme Court found the law constitutional in April 2008. In July of that year, however, the League of Women Voters brought a new suit in state court.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:01 PM
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1. Ah good. Indiana, even.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:06 PM
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2. During the last election, this law prevented a nun from voting
She was like 90, didn't drive, etc.

Glad it was struck down.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:07 PM
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3. Well, the Indiana Supreme Court
will have the final word on this. They may feel compelled to use the US Supreme Court's ruling, even if this appellate court did not.

I guess I'm one of the few people here who think that photo ID for voting, if the state is willing to provide it for free, is not a bad thing in and of itself.
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