Arkansas Judge Considers Request to Block Voter ID Law

AP,  March 13, 2018

An Arkansas judge is weighing whether to block enforcement of a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure struck down by the state's highest court about four years ago. ...

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray didn't say when she would rule on a request to block the law's enforcement in Arkansas' May 22 primary after a day of testimony and arguments from lawyers for the state and the voter challenging the measure, Barry Haas of Little Rock. Early voting for the primary is set to begin May 7. ...

Arkansas' new law took effect in August and has been enforced in several local elections. The May primary is the first statewide election in which the measure will be enforced.

By Andrew DeMillo

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