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October 16, 2013 10:54 AM Posner Reverses Himself on Voter ID

By Mark Kleiman

Richard Posner, who wrote the majority opinion upholding the Indiana voter-ID law, has figured out that he was wrong, and that his colleague who argued that such laws are primarily vehicles for vote suppression was right.

This, of course, won’t change the minds of most supporters of such laws, for whom vote suppression has always been the point of the exercise.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the University of California Los Angeles.

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