Thursday, September 21, 2006

Proof of citizenship, proof of identity

Jurist reports: Court rules Medicaid plaintiffs lack standing to dispute citizenship proofs, Jurist – Paper Chase, Sept. 19, 2006.

A US District Court judge in Chicago has held that plaintiffs in a class action suit lack standing to challenge a new federal law requiring Medicaid recipients to present passports, birth certificates or other proof of citizenship at the risk of losing benefits. Plaintiffs have announced that they will appeal the preliminary ruling.
Speaking of showing identification: Georgia judge rules voter photo ID law unconstitutional, Jurist – Paper Chase, Sept. 19, 2006.

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