2017 lawsuit against Missouri voter ID law to proceed after appeals court decision

Voter ID

A Missouri appeals court has reversed a lower bench ruling and will allow a 2017 lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law to move forward. Tony Rothert with the ACLU, which brought the case, notes it’ll be unnecessary litigation if another more recent lawsuit is upheld.

 

 

The ACLU’s Tony Rothert notes the court rejected the state’s argument that lawmakers simply had to reimburse for costs incurred.

 

 

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a Republican who favors strict voter ID laws, criticized the appeals court’s Tuesday decision.