The Washington Post: Without conservative Supreme Court majority, voter-law challengers make gains


“I think the winds are changing with regards to voting rights in the courts,” J. Gerald Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, said in a recent interview.

After the Supreme Court approved Indiana’s voter-identification law six years ago, Hebert said, most state laws requiring a photo ID were thought to be safe from challenge. The Indiana law, unlike those in some subsequent cases, was not shown to affect racial groups differently.