Senate Delays Action on Voter ID Bill

Legislation allowing state-college issued student IDs to be permissible for voting was postponed one week, the Commercial Appeal reports. The Tennessee Senate rejected an amendment by Minority Leader Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, to allow city and county local governments like Memphis and Shelby County to create secure photo identification cards acceptable for use. The Tennessee Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling soon on the 2011 Memphis case involving the use of library cards for voter identification that started the debate.