- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Opponents of Arkansas’ voter identification law are praising a state high court ruling that found the measure unconstitutional.

Holly Dickson is legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, which sued over the law passed last year by the Legislature. Dickson says the ACLU is “thrilled” that the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the law Wednesday.

Dickson called the law “an unconstitutional barrier that has already stolen legitimate voting rights.”

The sponsor of the law, Republican state Sen. Bryan King, says he’s disappointed with the court’s ruling. King says he said he didn’t believe the oral arguments before the court gave supporters enough time to make their case for the law, which he says protects the integrity of elections.

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