To the Editor:
Re “Justices Indicate They May Uphold Voter ID Rules” (front page, Jan. 10):
Surely, the Supreme Court justices must know that if they uphold the Voter ID rules they are now considering, tens and possibly hundreds of thousands of American citizens now legally entitled to vote will be disenfranchised in the next election. And for what? To protect against voter fraud that doesn’t exist?
As an Election Day volunteer who has driven older, infirm and, yes, legal voters to the polls in past elections, I know that many of these people will simply not be able to overcome the barriers to voting that the new ID rules impose on the public.
That the court would even consider validating these new, onerous voter ID rules exposes the hypocrisy of the Supreme Court today (whatever happened to “judicial restraint”?). It also illustrates that Republican partisanship has infested our legal system at its highest levels. Our nation must act in the next election to fight this corruption of our judiciary.
Wilmette, Ill., Jan. 10, 2008
Note from KBJ: Let me get this straight. If a Supreme Court justice doesn’t agree with Mark Kraemer, then he or she is hypocritical, partisan, and corrupt. Sounds right to me!