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Brief - Amici Curiae - AARP

Brief - Amici Curiae - AARP

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No.A12-0920
STATEOFMINNESOTAINSUPREMECOURTLEAGUEOFWOMENVOTERSMINNESOTA,
etal.,Petitioners,
vs.
MARKRITCHIE,
InhiscapacityasSecretaryofStateoftheStateofMinnesota,
Respondent.AMICUSCURIAE
BRIEFOFAARPSUPPORTINGPETITIONERS
TimothyP.Griffin(MNBar.No.0285717)LizKramer(MNBar.No.0325089)LEONARD,STREETANDDEINARD
ProfessionalAssociation
150SouthFifthStreet,Suite2300Minneapolis,MN55402Telephone:612-335-1500Facsimile:612-335-1657Daniel
B.
KohrrnanAARPFOUNDATIONLITIGATIONMichaelSchuster(MNBarNo.0098048)AARP601EStreetNWWashington,DC20049Telephone:202-434-2060Facsimile:202-434-6424Attorneysfor
AmicusCuriae
AARP
 
TABLEOFCONTENTSTABLEOFAUTHORITIES
iii
INTERESTOF
AMICUSCURIAE
1
SlJMMARY
OFTHEARGlJl\1ENT,2ARGlJMENT3I.THEBALLOTLANGUAGEPROMISING"FREE"PHOTO
ID
TOALLELIGmLEVOTERS
IS"SO
UNREASONABLEANDMISLEADINGASTOBEAPALPABLEEVASION
OF
THE{STATE]CONSTITUTIONALREQUIREMENTTOSUBMITTHELAWTOAPOPULARVOTE."3
a.BallotLanguageIsA"PalpableEvasion
II
ofStateConstitutionalReferendaRequirements
If
ItIs"SoUnclear[and]MisleadingthatVotersa/CommonIntelligenceCannotUnderstand"Its"MeaningandEffect."
3
b.TheBallotLanguageisMisleadingBecauseitPromises"Free"VoterID,WhereastheProposedAmendmentPromisesVoterID"AtNoCharge."
5
c..TheBallotLanguageisMisleadingBecauseItImpliesThatVotersWillNotHavetoSpendMoneyinOrdertoObtainVoterID·;
7
II.THE
BALLOTQUESTIONWHETHER"TOREQUIREALLVOTERSTOPRESENTVALIDPHOTO
IDENTIFICATION"IS"SO..;.
MISLEADINGAS
TO
BEAPALPABLEEVASIO:NOFTHE[STATE]CONSTITUTIONALREQUIREMENTTOSUBMITTHELAWTOAPOPULARVOTE.",12
a.FailuretoMakeClearThattheProposedAmendmentLimitsAcceptableProofofVoterEligibilitytoValidPhotographicIdentificationThatIs"Government-Issued"RenderstheBallotLanguageMisleading,andDoesSoinWaysLikelytoHaveSeriousNegativeEffectsonOlderVoters
12
 
b.TheBallotLanguageIsMisleadingBecauseItDoesNotMakeClearWhether"Valid"PhotographicIdentificationIncludesExpiredPhotographicIdentification14
III.THEBALLOTQUESTIONISUNCONSTITUTIONALLYMISLEADINGBECAUSEOFTHEUNDISCLOSEDAMENDMENTREQUIREMENTTHAT
'4ALL
VOTERS,INCLUDINGTHOSENOTVOTINGINPERSON,MUSTBESUBJECTTOSUBSTANTIALLYEQUIVALENTIDENTITYANDELIGffiILITYVERIFCATION,"WHICHTHREATENSELECTIONDAYREGISTRATIONANDABSENTEEBALLOTTING,TOTHEDETRIMENTOFMANYVOTERS,INCLUDINGINPARTICULAR,OLDERVOTERS16
a.·Thelikelihoodthatthe"substantiallyequivalent"clausewouldendElectionDayRegistrationmeansthatfailingtodiscloseitinballotlanguagerendersthattextunconstitutionallymisleadingandespeciallylikelytoharmoldervoters
16
b.Thelikelihoodthatthe"substantiallyequivalent"clausewouldendabsenteeballotingorsubjectittoaphotoIDrequirementmeansthatnondisclosureoftheclauserenderstheballotquestionunconstitutionallymisleadingandespeciallyharmfultooldervoters
20
CONCLUSION22ADDENDUM
\.
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