Very Sad News: 7th Circuit Judge Terence Evans Has Passed Away

Judge Evans died suddenly last night. He was an excellent judge and will be missed.  Election Law Blog readers may remember Judge Evans best for his dissent in the Seventh Circuit opinion in the Crawford voter id case. Judge Evans wrote:

Let’s not beat around the bush: The Indiana voter photo ID law is a not-too-thinly-veiled attempt to discourage election-day turnout by certain folks believed to skew Democratic. We should subject this law to strict scrutiny—or at least, in the wake of Burdick v. Takushi, 504 U.S. 428 (1992), something akin to “strict scrutiny light”—and strike it down as an undue burden on the fundamental right to vote.

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