Some of the initial reports about this afternoon’s ruling by the state Supreme Court on the state’s new voter ID law were confused and contradictory, so let me briefly explain.
The court did not, as some reports suggested, throw out the voter ID law. Rather, it decided that the lower court’s decision not to block the law was premature — or to put a finer point on it, didn’t fully take into account all the relevant facts that it should have in declining to block the law.
As I explained below, the state Supreme Court is sending it back to the lower court for a do-over, with specific guidelines on what to consider in making the decision.
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