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Supreme Court upholds photo ID law for voters in Indiana
(2008-04-28)
(wgvu) - SUPREME COURT (AP) - The Supreme Court says states can require
voters to produce photo IDs.
The court has ruled the requirement doesn't violate a citizen's
constitutional rights.
The high court was considering an Indiana law passed in 2005. It
was backed by the state's Republicans as a way to deter voter
fraud. But Democrats and civil rights groups called it a thinly
veiled effort to discourage elderly, poor and minority voters.
More than 20 states require some form of ID at the polls. Courts
have upheld those laws in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan, but struck
down Missouri's.
Michigan has had a photo ID requirement on the books since 1996,
but the law was ignored until the state Supreme Court last summer
ruled it constitutional.
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