YES, BUT IT ONLY VIOLATED TWO AMENDMENTS OUT OF 27….Today yet another Justice Department appointee had serious memory problems related to his erstwhile duties in the civil rights section. Nothing new there. Must be something in the DOJ water coolers. But Hans von Spakovsky also had this novel intepretation of the word “correct” when he was questioned about his support of a Georgia law requiring photo IDs of all voters:
Asked about the Georgia ID law, von Spakovsky declined to disclose the legal advice he gave his superiors, saying it was privileged, but he maintained that the department took the correct position because the courts didn’t find that the law violated the federal Voting Rights Act. In overturning the law, the federal courts cited the 14th and 24th Amendments to the Constitution, he said.
So I guess as long as the law is only unconstitutional, that’s OK. Your Bush Justice Department at work.