Indiana Court of Appeals strikes down Indiana voter identification law

A three-judge panel threw out Indiana’s voter identification law yesterday. Here is the rationale, from The Indianapolis Star:

But the three-judge panel, led by Judge Patricia A. Riley, unanimously ruled that two provisions of the law run afoul of the Indiana Constitution’s “Equal Privileges and Immunities Clause.” The decision said the voter ID law is not applied in a “uniform and impartial” manner for two reasons:

It doesn’t require mail-in absentee voters to produce a photo ID.

It exempts residents of state-licensed care facilities from the ID requirement if their facility serves as a polling place.

Here is the ruling.