The showdown between Memphis and the state over what is and isn't acceptable as a photo ID at the ballot box is over. The city has dropped its federal lawsuit.
Memphis filed the suit in July, claiming that photo ID's issued by the Memphis Public Library system should be allowed to be used by voters as a valid form of ID for the august 2 election.
When a federal judge denied that claim, Memphis attorneys modified the suit to attack the constitutionality of the state law.
However, the city voluntarily dismissed the suit last Thursday. No reason was given.