Debate on whether Missourians will have to display photo ID to cast ballots next month comes before the State Supreme Court Wednesday morning. A lower court has overturned the law, calling it an infringement on the constitional right to vote. Attorney Burton Newman won before the lower court and hopes the State Supreme Court upholds that ruling, and makes a decision quickly. Also anxious for a quick decision is the law’s sponsor, Senator Delbert Scott of Lowry City, who is cautiously optimistic. The Court will hear arguments in the morning and likely will rule sometime later, but within a short period of time so the issue can be settled well before the November 7th election.
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Missouri Supreme Court Case Summary