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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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Pobucker says... April 30, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

It would be very interesting to learn the various judges political affiliations and correlate that with their decisions on voter ID. I very much suspect the constitutionality of an issue is based more on their politics than what the constitution actually says. Hell, we got retired Supremes of the democratic persuasion that want to rewrite the thing. Failing that, they just ignore the constitution and rule with what they feel. Am I saying that judges are dishonest and sneaky? Yes I am. After all, they are flawed peopled, too. (which is why socialism will never work - utopia cannot tolerate flawed people)

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

Pobucker
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.
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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."
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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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Pobucker says... May 1, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.

djigoo is right.
*smile*
do I have to say it again?
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Democrats winning strategy is to mine the densely packed urban centers for ignorant and lazy voters. These voters do not have the motivation to prepare themselves to vote, but are willing to take the free ride when led by the hand. Republicans do not have that opportunity amongst their widely-disbursed rural ignorant and lazy base. By creating a rule that favors those who are not ignorant and lazy, the Republicans hope to neutralize the advantage Democrats have in the rotten urban cores. If there is any bigotry at all, it is discrimination against stupid lazy people and those are not protected classes.

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Pobucker says... May 1, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.

Cliff thinks utopia can tolerate flawed people.
There is not one example of this premise ever being true, but there are many examples of failures. Sorry, Cliff, but the heart of man is dark and selfish. A pobucker will tend to lay on his arse and suck the govt. teat if at all possible.

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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.
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Why is this a partisan issue?

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

Ahem.

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

Must I do your research for you, pathetickman?

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