Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Apparently The North Dakota Voter ID Requirement Is Valid For The 2018 Elections -- October 9, 2018

I'm not sure what this means but the US Supreme Court did not accede to this urgent request to review the North Dakota voter ID law that requires "residential address on one's official ID."

"They" say the court upheld the North Dakota voter ID law but technically the US Supreme Court simply didn't accede to the urgent request to rule on its constitutionality. Subtle difference? I don't know; probably depends on definition of "subtle."

Anywhere, here's the story:
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to toss out an appeals court order that allows North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the 2018 elections.
The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address.
The challengers argued the new rule disenfranchises a disproportionate share of the population because many Native American voters live on reservations with no street addresses.  
The District Court agreed and temporarily blocked the state secretary from enforcing the new requirements during the primary elections, but the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked that court order last month.
The challengers asked the Supreme Court in an urgent request submitted to the Justice Neil Gorsuch to toss out the Eighth Circuit stay, arguing it has left thousands of Native American voters unable to cast ballots, but the court denied the request without explanation.  
The Court's newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, did not take part in the decision.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, filed a dissenting opinion, which Justice Elena Kagan joined.
Cramming For Her Neuropathophysiology Test

Neuropathophysiology, checking the spelling:
  • neuro -: brain, nervous system
  • patho -: abnormal
  • physiology -: functions of the particular system

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