Georgia Voter ID Law Upheld in Appeals Court
|Written by Jamie Simpson|
|Last Updated February 2, 2009|
An appeals court in Atlanta has upheld Georgia's voter identification law, effectively dismissing a suit brought by two elderly voters along with the NAACP and other civil rights groups, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The lawsuit claimed that requiring government-issued photo identification placed an undue burden on voters and suppressed minority voting. The court ruled unanimously that the state's interest in detecting and deterring voter fraud outweighed these concerns.
The panel cited and relied heavily on a U.S. Supreme Court decision in regard to a similar law in Indiana.
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