Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law; Lawmakers Promise Federal Look Into Bell Case

By The News Apr 29, 2008

Elvira Arellano’s Son Speaks at Chicago May Day Rally Returning to the city where he lived in a church with his mother for a year, Saul Arellano, 9, will participate in immigration rallies in Chicago. Saul is hesitant about his political platform saying, "I want to be a regular kid, but I can’t." Chicago Tribune. Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law In a 6-3 vote, the Justices ruled that challengers to Indiana’s voter identification law failed to prove that the law’s photo ID requirement placed an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote. Six states in addition to Indiana — Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, and South Dakota — now require voters to provide photo identification before casting a ballot. New York Times. Lawmakers Visit Bell Memorial, Vow Further Investigation John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, met with the family of a man fatally shot by police just hours before his wedding, promising a thorough federal investigation of the incident. CNN. Judge: Government Owes Billions to Indians After a 12-year legal fight, a federal judge said Monday he likely will award money to Indians whose lands have been mismanaged by the government. While he ruled in January that a full account of the money owed–billions dating back to 1887–was impossible to pay, . U.S. District Judge James Robertson says, "One way or another, the result of this case is a dollar figure." Associated Press.