Voter ID: Poll Tax or Common Sense?

The Jim Crow-era poll taxes have been outlawed for more than 50 years, but if you ask Attorney General Eric Holder, they may be making a comeback in the form of state voter ID laws. "We call those poll taxes," Holder said, detouring from his prepared remarks during a speech at the NAACP on Tuesday to equate Texas's photo ID law to the poll taxes of the early 1900s. Those poll taxes were deemed unconstitutional by the 24th Amendment, but the analogy may not be completely off-base. "The...Full Story
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