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Election Law Litigation

NAACP v. Carnahan

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Case Information

All Courts: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri (Case 2:06-cv-04200-SOW)
Topic(s): Voter ID
State: Missouri
Date Filed: September 6, 2006
Date Ended: November 17, 2006

Issue: Whether the government-issued photo ID requirement contained in 115.427 of the Missouri Revised Statutes is unconstitutional on the grounds that: it imposes an unauthorized, unnecessary and undue burden on the fundamental right to vote in violation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; it is a poll tax in contravention of the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; it violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and it violates 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Status: Complaint Filed 09/06/06. Motion for Preliminary Injunction Filed 09/22/06. Joint Motion to Stay Granted 10/2/06. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed 11/17/06.

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