Georgia High Court Throws Out Voter ID Case
June 11 - Today the Georgia Supreme Court reversed a state trial courtís holding that the Georgia voter ID law violates the state constitution. The court did not reach the merits of the case, but instead based its decision on a lack of standing. Because the plaintiff, Rosalind Lake, was voting in Georgia for the first time and registered by mail, the court determined under a state statute that she did not have to present photo ID, but only the HAVA-type ID required of first-time mail-in registrants. For this reason, she had no standing to complain about the photo ID law. The court also determined that Lake did not have standing because she possessed a form of public transportation identification that was sufficient to allow voting even under the more stringent photo ID law. The decision is here.