Arkansas’ voter suppression law loses its first court challenge:
[…]. In the hopes of combating a voter-fraud problem that doesn’t actually exist, the state’s voter-ID law presented “a limited range of government-approved forms of identification. Out-of-state college IDs, for instance, are not allowed. Voters without ID must cast provisional ballots, then go to the county clerk to affirm that they’re too ‘indigent’ to afford ID. And unlike some other states’ ID laws, this one does nothing to help voters obtain identification, such as providing transportation to government offices.”
The Arkansas state constitution has a voting rights provision, and the judge’s ruling was based on that. I don’t know what that means for appeals (does it stop at the Arkansas Supreme Court?), maybe some of our lawyers can explain that.