Court Grants Stay in Arkansas Voter ID Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014 1:24 pm  

The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock. (Photo by Dustin Nevill)

Martin's office asked Fox to reject the ACLU's motion to quash the subpoenas issued regarding the government benefits, noting that it was not seeking information on specific amounts of aid or any health information.

"Individuals applying for or receiving services or benefits often must prove their identity before receiving said service or benefit," the filing from Martin's office said. "The subpoena to (the Department of Health) was intended to discover whether the individuals were receiving services or benefits and what identification they provided to receive any service or benefit."

The state also asked Fox to delay Friday's hearing, saying its attorneys have been unable to depose the plaintiffs in the case.

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