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Wisconsin State Employee Fired Over Voter ID Email

He encouraged fellow workers to let public know they can get them for free

(Newser) - Oh, Wisconsin, again. In the latest adventure, a state employee has been fired because he sent an email to fellow workers encouraging them to tell the public how to get a free photo ID so they can vote, reports the Journal Sentinel . Confused? From the beginning: Republicans put into place... More »

Ind. Nuns Don't Have a Prayer at Polls

South Bend sisters run afoul of strict voter-ID laws

(Newser) - A dozen nuns who lacked proper photo ID were turned away from an Indiana voting booth yesterday—by a fellow nun. None of the nuns, all over 80, had a driver's license because they don't drive, and some presented outdated passports, the AP reports. Their convent has launched a major... More »

Supreme Court OKs Photo ID Requirement for Voters

Ruling upholds Indiana law critics charge will keep minorities from casting ballots

(Newser) - The Supreme Court today upheld photo ID requirements for Indiana voters, the Justices’ most significant election-law ruling since Bush v. Gore—and one critics say could keep minorities and poor voters from voting in November. The 6-3 decision validated the country’s most arduous voting rules, though 20 states have... More »

Supreme Court Will Take Up Lethal Injection

Constitutionality at issue; docket also includes voting rights

(Newser) - The Supreme Court will take up the constitutionality of lethal injections in what a public defender called one of the most critical death penalty cases “in decades.” The challenge stems from a 2004 suit by two Kentucky inmates on death row who charged that the method constitutes cruel... More »

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