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
When a federal judge denied that claim, Memphis attorneys
modified the suit to attack the constitutionality of the state law.
the city voluntarily dismissed the suit last Thursday. No reason was given.
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