The decision stems from a suit filed by a Hispanic civil rights group, and, while some parts of the law were struck down, photo ID was among the portions ruled constitutional.
“The court does not need to guess at what the government interest or policy decision was here,” Judge Joseph Seidlin penned and before proceeding to quote the legislation: “To ensure the integrity of, and to instill public confidence in, all elections in this state, the general assembly finds that the verification of a voter’s identity is necessary before a voter is permitted to receive and cast a ballot.”
More information can be found here: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/01/judge-rules-portions-2017-voter-reform-law-unconstitution/3829470002/
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