December 13, 2011 Voting-rights groups are launching what could be the opening round in a lengthy legal challenge to new state laws requiring voters to show photo ID. The ACLU — along with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty — filed suit in federal court claiming Wisconsin's new voter ID law is unconstitutional, the equivalent of a poll tax.
October 11, 2011 Wherever Republican legislators and governors institute voter ID laws, Democrats and civil libertarians always warn that those requirements will make it harder for some citizens, especially the elderly and poor to exercise the franchise. An example that made headlines recently is that of Dorothy Cooper, a 96-year old in Chattanooga, Tenn.
May 24, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the debate over voter ID laws, and what happens when you're sentenced to John School. In the second hour the role of political spouses and your emails and web comments.
September 27, 2007 The Supreme Court will weigh-on on who gets to vote, and lethal injections.
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