voter ID laws
Jan 17, 2014 — The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.
Oct 2, 2012 — Judges in these cases have declined to rule on the constitutionality of the laws. Instead, they have signaled the laws would withstand scrutiny if states can ensure that the vast majority of voters have easier access to free IDs. Legal scholars agree that many of these measures could be enacted after Election Day.
Oct 2, 2012 — Officials can still ask for identification, the judge rules, but cannot invalidate anyone's vote for lack of an ID card.