High Court to Decide Voter ID Appeal

The Tennessee Supreme Court heard arguments this morning about whether Memphis photo library cards can serve as government-issued identification under the state’s voter ID law, WBIR News 10 reports. In August, the Court of Appeals ruled that the library cards could be accepted at the polls since Memphis is a branch of the state, however Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Elections Coordinator Mark Goins appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. Attorney George Barrett argued to overturn the law, calling it a solution looking for a problem, and citing scant evidence of electoral fraud, WPLN reports. Although it could take months for an official ruling, Justice Sharon Lee told Barrett it was an argument for state lawmakers, not the court.