Seventh Circuit Review


In 2005, Indiana passed a law requiring voters to present a government-issued photo ID to vote. To most, this seems like a minor burden. Yet, for many poor Indiana residents who cannot afford the expense of obtaining an ID, voting is now a near impossibility. This Comment will demonstrate that the Seventh Circuit incorrectly upheld the Indiana photo ID requirement, eroding voting rights. By affirming the Indiana photo ID requirement, the Seventh Circuit has encouraged state legislatures to enact subtle discriminatory measures to exclude those who vote against them from the political process.

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