Monday, October 30, 2006
Political schism runs deeper and deeper
From the PD's Openers:
A federal judge appointed by former Democratic President Bill Clinton said today he would have kept intact a temporary restraining order that suspended Ohio's new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots.
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow of Detroit filed his dissent this morning in the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, where he serves on a three-judge panel overseeing who will get to cast ballots in early voting under way across Ohio. Tarnow said he agreed with U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley of Columbus, who found last week that rules governining how the new voter ID law was applied across the state might not be the same in every county. Marbley is a Clinton appointee like Tarnow.