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ACLU cites 2 cases for striking voter-ID law

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 30, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.

— A civil liberties group challenging Arkansas' voter-ID law says recent rulings in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania help their case that the new restriction shouldn't be enforced in the upcoming primary.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas on Wednesday added the rulings to their argument for a preliminary injunction against Arkansas' law, which requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The ACLU is suing on behalf of four voters.

The group cited a federal judge's ruling this week striking down Wisconsin's voter-ID law, and a Pennsylvania judge reaffirmed his ruling overturning a similar requirement in that state.

A hearing is scheduled Friday on the ACLU's preliminary injunction motion. The state Supreme Court has stayed a judge's decision in a separate case voiding the law.

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joycebell says... April 30, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

you have to have ID to do almost everything, amazing how something so important to the country and folks say ID is discrimination. Unbelievable!

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cliffcarson says... April 30, 2014 at 6 p.m.

To say that Utopia cannot tolerate flawed people means that you have never read "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas". Google it, read it, and relate how that fictional Utopian Society had a very dark immoral savagery that every citizen knew, but accepted as a justification for their Utopian Society. Find out who walked away from Omelas and why.

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Reason says... April 30, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

Pobucker: It is NOT the democrats that is trying to turn us into a police state.
Either, you believe the Arkansas Constitution is the supreme law or you don't. AND NOWHERE does it say, "You have to have an ID to do almost everything."
But it does say that if you are going to ADD requirments to register, ADD requirements to vote, ADD potential criminal charges, ADD qualification not stated in Article 3, Section 2 AND impairs the right of suffrage GUARANTEED in Article 3, Section 2... Then it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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jkc78 says... May 1, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.

Reason - are you saying that the other 200 areas of life that require an ID are unconstitutional as well? Should someone sue Delta airlines for making them produce an ID before boarding a plane?

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djigoo says... May 1, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.

"Voter ID" = Voter Suppression.

The Republicans need to effectively disenfranchise eligible voters in order to win. (See "Florida, 2000.")

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Packman says... May 1, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

@djigoo - "Marriage Equality" = Religious Suppression. I researched Florida 2000. There is NO evidence Republicans did anything to disenfranchise the opposition vote. Stop lying, djigoo.
Why is this a partisan issue?

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djigoo says... May 1, 2014 at 4:26 p.m.


htt p://en.wikipedia.or g/wiki/Florida_Central_Voter_File

Must I do your research for you, pathetickman?

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