September 18, 2007

"A Voting Test for the High Court"

The Washington Post has published my oped on Crawford, the Indiana voter id case. It begins:

    At a private conference next Monday, the Supreme Court will consider whether to hear a challenge to Indiana's new law requiring voters to show photographic identification at the polls. The court should take the case, both to correct a troubling partisan divide among lower-court judges over the constitutionality of such laws and to reject a pernicious opinion by federal Judge Richard A. Posner that belittles the right to vote.

Those readers coming from the Washington Post website who want to read more about the case can put "Crawford" in the search box. Readers wanting a lot more background can read part III of this forthcoming law review article.

Posted by Rick Hasen at September 18, 2007 09:34 PM