POLITICS

College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based On Age

CEDAR FALLS, IA - SEPTEMBER 28: Student Courtney Johnson (R) votes on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) on
CEDAR FALLS, IA - SEPTEMBER 28: Student Courtney Johnson (R) votes on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) on September 28, 2012 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Voters filled the polling place which had been set up on campus for early voting following a nearby rally with first lady Michelle Obama. Yesterday Iowa began early voting in select locations throughout the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor. This week in a North Carolina courtroom, another group will make its case that such laws are discriminatory: college students.

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