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October 2, 2014

ACLU leads challenge to voter ID amendment

The Minnesota Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a lawsuit aimed at keeping the voter ID constitutional amendment off the statewide ballot, MPR reports.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, League of Women Voters Minnesota and other anti-amendment groups are asking the court to strike down the ballot question, MPR says. They say its wording is too vague and misleading.

Two Minnesota Supreme Court justices agree. They said flatly they think a ballot question for a proposed constitutional amendment requiring photo ID for voting is misleading, the Associated Press reports.

You can read a number of pertinent documents to the case filed with the courts here.