Today at 2 pm the State Supreme Court will hear debate on the photo ID law:
Former Gov. Roy Barnes, now a lawyer in private practice, argued successfully that requiring voters to produce a government-issued photo ID at the polls placed a condition on voting above what is called for in the Georgia Constitution. Judge T. Jackson Bedford Jr. agreed, calling it an unlawful “prerequisite” to voting.
The state essentially has argued that the Legislature has the authority to regulate voting by requiring that voters prove their identity.