[JURIST] Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood [official website] announced Tuesday that the state's voter identification law will not take effect [press release] before the November 6 election. The new legislation [HB 921 materials], which would require voters to show photo ID to vote in any election in the state, must be approved by the US Department of Justice [official website] pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) [Cornell LII backgrounder]. Mississippi requested pre-clearance of the voter ID...

More...