You may remember Bill Groth from his frequent comments here on The Bilerico Project or you might know him from his own blog at the American Values Alliance (where Sheila Kennedy and I blog also). By far, Bill has one of the brightest minds I've ever had the pleasure of picking. He's probably forgotten more than I'll ever know.
Bill hasn't been blogging as much lately since he's been a little busy - and he's about to get a lot busier! Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced that they would take up the Voter ID case that Bill has been arguing on behalf of the Indiana Democratic Party. Bill explained his involvement in the case in a post he did last month:
I filed the final brief with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, asking that Court to agree to review the highly controversial split decision of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld the constitutionality of Indiana’s 2005 law that requires all persons who wish to vote in person (the Law excludes mail-in absentee voters from the ID requirements) to produce a government-issued license with a photograph.
Among the remarkable features of this case is the fact that the State conceded that the General Assembly had no evidence that even a single person had ever been charged with, much less convicted of, the crime of imposter voting. The State defended its enactment of the Law simply referring to “reports” of such voter fraud from other states. In the past two years, every one of those “reports” has proved to be unfounded. In fact, it has since become clear that some of these “reports” were deliberately concocted and then widely-spread by Bush Administration political operatives to justify the enactment of restrictive voter-ID laws in an effort to game the political system in favor of the Republican Party. Congress is currently investigating whether at least two U.S. attorneys, David Iglesias and John McKay, were fired because they failed to play along with this political strategy.