A voting rights case comes before the United States Supreme Court today. Oral arguments will be heard challenging an Indiana voting law requiring government-issued ID with photo. The court is expected to issue a decision sometime in June 2008, in time for the November Presidential election.
Voting issues affect the transgender community, and therefore, this case will be an interesting one to follow. For background on the case, see these webpages:
Voter ID Laws Are Set to Face a Crucial Test
New York Times – January 7, 2008
Voting Rights Advocates Challenge Voter ID Laws
civilrights.org – January 7, 2008
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