TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 5, 2015

A student organization filed a federal lawsuit yesterday claiming Tennessee's voter identification law violates the rights of college students by not allowing them to use school IDs to vote, the Tennessean reports. The suit comes after a four-year debate, protests and multiple failed attempts in the Tennessee General Assembly to allow use of the identification. The Fair Elections Legal Network, a national voting rights organization, and Nashville law firm Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison, filed the lawsuit against Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Mark Goins, the state's coordinator of elections on behalf of the Nashville Student Organizing Committee, a student-run social justice and civil rights organization.