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On the Air: Hayward Debates Indiana Voter ID Case

Professor Allison Hayward debated a representative from NYU School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice on Philadelphia's WHYY (NPR) radio station regarding Crawford v. Marion County Bd. of Elections, better known as the Indiana Voter ID case. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the law, which requires voters to produce a government-issued photo ID and is the strictest of its kind in the nation.

Hayward argued that the right to determine what steps are necessary to prevent voter fraud lies with the state, not the federal, government and said she supports the ability of states to experiment with various methods of election law administration.

Are tougher voter id laws constitutional? Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY FM, January 10, 2007.

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Listen to a Professor Hayward's comments on the same topic in a Federalist Society podcast.