Mar 20

Are voter ID laws constitutional? (And are they a good idea?)



Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.

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Should states require voters to show photo identification to vote? As with just about any policy issue, there is a diversity of opinions. But perhaps the most endearing answer is one provided by a young visitor to the National Constitution Center. In response to the question, which was posed to visitors in the Center’s main… [Continue Reading]



Jan 15

Top 5 constitutional controversies from this week [VIDEO]



Posted 2 years, 3 months ago.

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Judging by the rapid succession of “Constitution” Google Alert emails I’ve been getting the past few days, it’s been a really good week for my favorite founding document—or, depending on how you look at it, a really bad week.



Jan 5

Constitution Check: Is it unconstitutional to require voters to have a photo ID?



Posted 2 years, 3 months ago.

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If photo ID requirements are going to be struck down, it would probably be either under the guarantee of legal equality under the Fourteenth Amendment, or under one of two provisions in the 1965 Voting Rights Act which seek to assure voter equality.