Indiana's Voter ID law gets a 6-3 passing grade from the Supreme Court:
A majority of the justices were persuaded that combating voter fraud and preserving the integrity of the polling place were important enough objectives to justify the ID law.
As important, Stevens noted, was the failure of opponents to demonstrate the burden that would be placed on elderly and minority groups. The record in the case was almost devoid of any pure numbers indicating the percentage of voters in Indiana who lacked an ID that would allow them to vote, a point underscored at oral argument.
It put the justices in the position of being asked to throw out a statute that they recognized served legitimate interest even though there was little evidence of the harm it caused. In the end, they couldn't do it.
Now, you can be sure of being able to rent a video, cash a check or buy an airline ticket on your way to vote.