Suit filers: Voter-ID law contrary to constitution

Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.

Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas, discusses the group’s lawsuit challenging the state’s voter-identification law Wednesday outside the Pulaski County Courthouse.

The state’s new voter-identification law illegally usurps the authority of the Arkansas Constitution and will keep qualified voters, most of them poor and already marginalized, from casting ballots, according to attorneys who filed a lawsuit Wednesday to have the law thrown out.

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