Monday, Apr 28, 2008, 11:16 am
SCOTUS upholds voter ID law
Evidence is overrated, isn't it? From the Times this morning.
In a 6-to-3 ruling in one of the most eagerly awaited election-law cases in years, the court rejected arguments that Indiana’s law, probably the strictest in the country, imposes unjustified burdens on people who are old, poor or members of minority groups and less likely to have driver’s licenses or other acceptable forms of identification.Sad stuff. For those looking for more background, read Dahlia Lithwick's primer on the case from earlier this year.
Adam Doster, a contributing editor at In These Times, is a Chicago-based freelance writer and former reporter-blogger for Progress Illinois.