Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the cases of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokitaread more

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the cases of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita about the validity of the law passed in 2005 by the Indiana Legislature requiring all voters who cast a ballot in person to present photographic identification issued by the United States or State of Indiana.

This program contained audio with still images of participants as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.

On April 28, 2008, the court issued a 6-3 decision that states may require voters to present photo identification before casting ballots. The Court concluded that the photographic ID requirement was a legitimate interest in preventing voter fraud. Justice Stevens wrote the main opinion for the Court. His opinion was joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy. Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito issued concurring opinions. Justices Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer dissented. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument

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Judicial Proceeding
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 10, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 11, 2009

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  • Jan 10, 2009 | 6:55pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 11, 2009 | 2:21am EST | C-SPAN 1
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