Georgia Voter ID Bill Returned to Lower Court

A federal appeals court on Thursday kept in place an injunction blocking enforcement of Georgia’s voter ID law, while sending the case back to a lower court in light of a new bill passed by state lawmakers last month. The procedural vote was viewed as a win for...

Black Lawmakers Plan to Fight Georgia Voter ID Law

African-American lawmakers entering Georgia’s 2006 legislative session Jan. 9 are poised for a battle to repeal a law passed last year requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. “I’m putting on the armor,” Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan told...

Georgia Lawmaker Denies Race Behind Voter ID Law

The House sponsor of Georgia’s controversial voter ID bill has fired back at a newspaper report implying race was part of her rationale. State Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, sponsored the House version of a state law requiring voters at polling places to...

Judge Blocks Georgia Voter-ID Bill

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking Georgia’s controversial voter-ID law, saying it amounts to a poll tax and is ineffective in combating voter fraud. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy of Rome, Ga., is a first-round...