Controversial Voter ID Law Upheld by Court
It’s long been a wedge issue. Conservatives say that requiring IDs for in-person voting prevents fraud while progressives point out that such fraud is vanishingly uncommon and these laws may unfairly target minorities and the poor. The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, therefore effectively deciding most similar cases — and coming down on the side of conservative governor Scott Walker, who’s behind the bill. This victory could bolster Walker with the GOP as he mulls a run for the White House.