As the November U.S. elections near, several voting rights laws have made it out of state legislatures and are now being reviewed in state and federal courts. The constitutionality of voting rights laws – voter identification in particular – has prompted the most commotion and is at the forefront of the current judicial debate. Of the different types of bills introduced – some pertain to early voting, absentee ballots, and voter registration – those mandating voter identification at polling stations have been accused of constricting voting rights.

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