Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seeing the light

Judge Posner, who once wrote an opinion buying into the whole "voter fraud" excuse for restrictive laws, has written a scathing dissent branding them down for what they are. Here are a couple of the choice quotes. More here, plus a link to whole thing.

—"As there is no evidence that voter-impersonation fraud is a problem, how can the fact that a legislature says it's a problem turn it into one? If the Wisconsin legislature says witches are a problem, shall Wisconsin courts be permitted to conduct witch trials?"

—"The panel opinion does not discuss the cost of obtaining a photo ID. It assumes the cost is negligible. That's an easy assumption for federal judges to make, since we are given photo IDs by court security free of charge. And we have upper-middle-class salaries. Not everyone is so fortunate."

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