Thursday, January 10, 2008

Notes from the Supreme Court Hearing on Indiana Voter ID Challenge

Oral arguments were heard yesterday and Allison Hayward has some thoughts on the arguments.

A few take aways: Allison thinks Solicitor General Paul Clement is at least a demi-god or otherwise not of this world. He made his argument sans notes.

The Indiana Democratic Party's counsel did do so well, and the Indiana Attorney General advocate also got sucked into the quagmire by the Justices.

A 5-4 decision is likely unless, as Allison points out, the Justices can find some other grounds for disposing of the case, i.e. standing or failure to meet the requirements of a facial challenge.

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