Monday, April 28, 2008

SCOTUS Upholds Indiana Voter ID Law

There is still a level of common sense on the court from time to time. The Supreme Court upheld the state of Indiana's voter ID law. Of course the liberals and the leftist justices on the court don't like such laws as they require a bit of integrity in the voting process. This article describes the split of the court's vote. Suprisingly, Stevens showed a bit of sense for a change in the 6-3 outcome.

Indiana has a "valid interest in protecting 'the integrity and reliability of
the electoral process,'" said Justice John Paul Stevens in an opinion that was
joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy.
said that Indiana's desire to prevent fraud and to inspire voter confidence in
the election system are important even though there have been no reports of the
kind of fraud the law was designed to combat. Evidence of voters being
inconvenienced by the law's requirements also is scant. For the overwhelming
majority of voters, an Indiana driver's license serves as the identification.

Breyer, Ginsburg and Souter, of course, are still in lala land.

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita, a Republican, praised the decision.
"This says to the voter you can have confidence again in the elections because
we're doing some of the things the guy at the video store does when you go and
rent a video," Rokita said.

Well put Todd. That has been Ol' BC's take since the controversy began.

Just a thought.


At 1:51 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

This is a no-brainer.

What's really instructive is that it wasn't 9-0.



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