The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a challenge to an Indiana law requiring voters to present a photo ID. Purported to curb voter fraud, the law is a clearly partisan measure to discourage certain voters, the mostly Democrat, elderly poor, from casting their ballot. But the Justices, perhaps haunted by Bush v. Gore, avoided the political issue by questioning petitioner’s standing, and whether voter fraud was just “possible” rather than “likely”.
The sketch shows Paul Smith, attorney for the Democratic challengers, arguing his case before the Justices.
Dahlia Lithwick has the story here.