December 01, 2007

One of the Respondents in the Indiana Voter ID Case Files Supreme Court Brief Supporting Petitioners

Interesting developments in the Indiana voter id case before the Supreme Court (Crawford). I have uploaded the brief of the Marion County Election Board here. The brief supports the position of the petitioners and some amici (including the position in my amicus brief) that the Court should closely scrutinize this law. It also strongly pushes the point that there is no evidence of impersonation voter fraud to support Indiana's law.

I don't expect the state's brief to take the same position. Indeed, the state asked Justice Stevens (as Circuit Justice) for permission to file an oversize brief. Justice Stevens denied the request. I expect the state and Secretary Rokita to vigorously defend Indiana's law. The big unanswered question is whether the Bush administration, through the SG's office, will file a brief supporting the state. The state's brief is due next week.

Posted by Rick Hasen at December 1, 2007 07:53 AM