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Oklahoma Voter ID Law
Sun May 4, 2014
Voter ID Rulings Encourage Challenger Of Oklahoma Law
Recent court decisions in Wisconsin and Arkansas regarding voter ID laws have given heart to a Tulsa woman who is challenging Oklahoma's voter ID law.
University of Tulsa law professor Jim Thomas represents Tulsan Delilah Christine Gentges in a case now before an Oklahoma County District Court. The Tulsa World reports that the lawsuit has followed a winding trail that has taken it from Tulsa County District Court to the Oklahoma Supreme Court and now to Oklahoma County.
The latest Wisconsin ruling, by a federal judge, held that state's law violates the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment because it is more likely to keep eligible voters from the ballot box.
On Friday, a state court ruled Arkansas' voter ID law violates a section of that state's constitution.