Tennessee Green Party Loses Lawsuit Against Photo-ID Law for Voters at the Polls

On February 20, U.S. District Court Judge J. Ronnie Greer, a Bush Jr. appointee, upheld Tennessee’s law requiring voters at the polls to show certain kinds of government photo-ID. The case had been filed by the Green Party in 2013, and is Green Party of Tennessee v Hargett, eastern district, 2:13cv-224. The 26-page decision says that because the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s photo-ID law in 2008, in Crawford v Marion County Election Board, the Tennessee law is also constitutional, whether there is any evidence that the law is needed or not.

The decision also says that the Green Party lacks standing to make some (but not all) of its arguments.

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