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Georgia: supreme court avoids ruling on the merits of voter I.D. case

AP reports: The Georgia Supreme Court threw out a challenge Monday to the state's voter ID law, but sidestepped a decision on the law's validity by ruling that the plaintiff didn't have the legal standing to challenge the law.

The court's unanimous opinion reversed a decision in September by Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford, who ruled the law was unconstitutional and an undue burden on voters. After that ruling, the State Election Board decided not to require voters to show a photo ID card to cast a ballot in the November elections. -- Ga. Court Tosses Voter ID Challenge

The opinion is available from the Georgia Supreme Court site.

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