Missouri green-lights petition to put photo ID in the state’s constitution

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Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled photo ID requirements unconstitutional in 2006.

IJReview: Voter ID laws not racist because Mandela

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An argument by association isn’t a valid argument. It’s a dodge.
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Supreme Court bars states from requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

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Voters already have to swear, on penalty of perjury, that they are citizens when registering.
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Big wins at the Supreme Court for Obamacare and fair housing. Is marriage equality next?

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Two big wins at the Court yesterday. Are more on the way?
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On anniversary of Shelby v Holder, Democrats introduce bill to restore Voting Rights Act

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Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.
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Virginia removes poll tax on ex-felon voting rights

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Another incremental step in the right direction for a state with a history of making it hard for felons to vote.
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North Carolina strips $3 million from law school in possible retaliation over voter ID criticism

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When the GOP’s aversion to academia is used for political ends.
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North Carolina photo ID “fix” calls broader lawsuit into question

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When a “fix” is really about keeping the system at an acceptable level of brokenness.
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North Carolina legislature passes exception to photo ID requirement

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If you’re going to make exceptions, then why have the requirement in the first place?
Governor Pat McCrory, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

Report: North Carolina voting restrictions have racially-disproportionate outcomes

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By Chief Justice Roberts’s own standard, “any racial discrimination in voting is too much.”
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New Jersey Democrats spurn Christie, push slate of voting rights expansions

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Senator Cory Booker recently called New Jersey’s voter registration system an “absurdity.”
Mark Obenshain.

Legal challenges to voter ID laws expand into Virginia

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The history of Virginia’s voting restrictions reek of discriminatory intent.
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On voter ID, polls and isolated incidents don’t matter

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Just because the public has an opinion doesn’t mean that opinion’s legal.
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