Indiana high court to hear appeal in voter ID law

The Indiana Supreme Court is once again taking up the fate of a state law requiring government-issued photo identification
for voters.

The justices were scheduled to hear arguments Thursday morning from both sides of the case.

The court announced in January that it would hear an appeal of a 2009 lower court ruling that overturned the law requiring
Indiana voters to verify their identities.

Because the law doesn't require voters who vote by mail to prove their identity the League of Women Voters argued that
it violates the Indiana Constitution by imposing a new requirement on only some voters.

The state appeals court agreed with those arguments in a 3-0 decision.

The law was passed in 2005 by a Republican-controlled Legislature.

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