- Conservative icon/federal judge changes mind on photo ID laws, issues blistering dissent against them. Read it here.
- There is only one motivation for imposing burdens on voting … and that is to discourage voting by persons likely to vote against the party responsible for imposing the burdens.
Brad Friedman, Salon
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Richard Posner (Credit: Reuters/John Gress)
Monday, Oct 13, 2014 | If you read just one top-to-bottom dismantling of every supposed premise in support of disenfranchising Photo ID voting restrictions laws in your lifetime, let it be this one [PDF].
It is a dissent, released on Friday, written by Judge Richard Posner, the Reagan-appointed 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who was the one who approved the first such Photo ID law in the country (Indiana’s) back in 2008, in the landmark Crawford v. Marion County case which went all the way to the Supreme Court, where Posner’s ruling was affirmed.
Investigative journalist and broadcaster Brad Friedman is the creator and publisher of The BRAD Blog. He has contributed to Mother Jones, The Guardian, Truthout, Huffington Post, The Trial Lawyer magazine and Editor & Publisher.
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