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Wed May 14, 2014

Arkansas Supreme Court Says Judge Went Too Far On Voter ID

File photo of a sign outside a Little Rock polling site in March alerting voters that they will be asked for a photo ID.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

The Arkansas Supreme Court has tossed out a judge's ruling striking down the state's voter ID law, but stopped short of ruling on the constitutionality of the measure.

Justices on Wednesday vacated a Pulaski County judge's decision that the law violates Arkansas' constitution. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox had struck down the law in a case that had focused on how absentee ballots are handled under the law, but justices stayed his ruling while they considered an appeal.

Justices said Fox didn't have the authority to strike down the law in the case focusing on absentee ballots. Fox has also ruled the law unconstitutional in a separate case, but said he wouldn't block its enforcement during this month's primary. That ruling is also being appealed to the high court.