Posner's Second Thoughts on Voter ID

by - October 17, 2013

“Maybe we should have been more imaginative,” he said. “We weren’t really given strong indications that requiring additional voter identification would actually disenfranchise people entitled to vote.” Those indications were clear, of course, to judges who disagreed with Judge Posner at the time. In a new book, he writes that he was “guilty” of upholding a law “now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of fraud prevention.” Had he spoken those words a few years ago, the landscape of voter-ID laws might look very different.

Second Thoughts on Voter ID - NYTimes.com

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