University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Weinschenk v. State of Missouri
October 1, 2011
In this ongoing litigation in Missouri state court, plaintiffs argued that the Missouri Constitution's right to vote was violated by a state statute requiring would-be voters to present a state- or federal-issued photo id at the polls. In September 2006, the state circuit court held the statute unconstitutional and entered a declaratory judgment and injunction forbidding state and county officials from implementing the law.

In October 2006, the Missouri Supreme Court affirmed. Over the sole dissent of Justice Limbaugh, the court held that the law burdened the fundamental right to vote and violated the equal protection provisions of the Missouri Constitution.

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