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Tennessee appeals court upholds voter ID law, says is constitutional

Tennessee appeals court upholds voter ID law, says is constitutional | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"A Tennessee appeals court ruled on Thursday that a state requirement that voters have photo identification is constitutional but that the Memphis library cards at the heart of..."

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Court's Ruling for Memphis Library Cards Gets Mixed Reaction Statewide

Court's Ruling for Memphis Library Cards Gets Mixed Reaction Statewide | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Appellate decision orders state election officials to “immediately advise the Shelby County Election Commission to accept photo library cards issued by the City of Memphis Public Library; “ Hargett will ask High Court to hear case..."

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Maggart: Court 'Legislating from the Bench;' Citizen Action Say 'Good News' | Humphrey on the Hill | knoxnews.com

Maggart: Court 'Legislating from the Bench;' Citizen Action Say 'Good News' | Humphrey on the Hill | knoxnews.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"News release from House Republican Caucus: NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Representative Debra Maggart (R--Hendersonville), who authored the voter ID requirement in Tennessee, today released the following statemen..."

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Nashville Public Library Drawing Record Attendance

Nashville Public Library Drawing Record Attendance | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"..."As our successful programs illustrate, public libraries have a huge role in today’s world. Not only is Nashville Public Library about books, information and technology but also very much about group learning experiences, cultural gatherings and building community," stated Kent Oliver, Nashville Public Library director..."

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Tenn. to appeal voter ID law over library card | wbir.com

Tenn. to appeal voter ID law over library card | wbir.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Tennessee election officials are going to ask the state Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that upholds the new photo identification requirement for voting but orders them to accept an ID issued by the Memphis public library..."

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Historical Society holds conference

Historical Society holds conference | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Bedford County Historical Society hosted the 2012 Conference of the Genealogical and Historical Societies of Middle Tennessee in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church..."

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Program helps seniors navigate ‘Medicare Maze’

Program helps seniors navigate ‘Medicare Maze’ | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"If Kim Ward has one piece of advice for every senior navigating the "Medicare Maze," it's this: Even if you're happy with the plan you've been enrolled in, even if you don't think you want to change, check to make sure your plan hasn't changed to..."

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Harry S. Truman Club donated $1,000 to Polk Co Friends of the Library in memory of the late Deryl Curbow

Harry S. Truman Club donated $1,000 to Polk Co Friends of the Library in memory of the late Deryl Curbow | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Harry S. Truman Club - Harry S. Truman CluB members donated $1 000 to the Polk County Friends of the Library in memory of the late Deryl Curbow Friday afternoon at Elks Club Lodge 1944 in Cleveland. Curbow served three terms as Polk County Circuit..."

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New book names UT ghosts

New book names UT ghosts | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Stories of University of Tennessee campus ghosts are included in the new book "America's Haunted Universities: Ghosts that Roam Hallowed Halls."...

 

A dead graduate student called "Evening Primrose" haunts Hoskins Library. Her presence is often signaled by the smell of foods, like beef stew or cornbread..."

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Library to serve up Rasberry Pi computer systems on The Murfreesboro Post

Library to serve up Rasberry Pi computer systems on The Murfreesboro Post | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

The Technology Department of Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro gave a demonstration of the Rasberry Pi computer system Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Broken hinge closes main library entrance - Elizabethton Star

Broken hinge closes main library entrance - Elizabethton Star | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The caution tape blocking the front door of the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library is neither a Halloween decoration display or marking off a crime scene..."

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Editorial: Library card ID ruling is a victory

Editorial: Library card ID ruling is a victory | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The state Court of Appeals ruling Thursday that the new photo library cards issued by the Memphis Public Library be accepted for voting by qualified, registered voters is a major victory for Mayor A C Wharton and the citizens of Memphis and Shelby..."

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Tennessee: Court Upholds Voter Identification Law

Tennessee: Court Upholds Voter Identification Law | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The court said that the identification requirement was allowed under the State Constitution and that the cost of obtaining a birth certificate to get a photo ID did not amount to a poll tax..."

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Voter ID Law Upheld, Library Cards Can Be Used For Now

Voter ID Law Upheld, Library Cards Can Be Used For Now | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Tennessee’s voter I.D. law is upheld by an Appellate Court. But, the panel of judges ruled that City..."

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Poor Ron Ramsey and the Curse of "Legislative Intent"

Poor Ron Ramsey and the Curse of "Legislative Intent" | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Poor Ron Ramsey is upset that the Appeals Court has ruled that Memphians can show their library cards, which contain their photos, as ID when voting...."

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Appeals Court Upholds Tennessee's Voter Photo ID Law

Appeals Court Upholds Tennessee's Voter Photo ID Law | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The state Court of Appeals upheld the voter photo ID law today but still managed to piss off Republicans by ordering election officials to accept Memphis public library cards at the polls.
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Tennessee to appeal Thursday's library ID card ruling

Tennessee to appeal Thursday's library ID card ruling | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
At least for now, Shelby County registered voters may use new photo identification cards issued by the Memphis Public Library to vote.
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Library Photo Card Approved As Valid Voter ID; Appeal Friday

Library Photo Card Approved As Valid Voter ID; Appeal Friday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Photo library card can be used immediately to cast a ballot..."

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Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card

Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"After winning a ruling that upheld Tennessee's new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, election officials said they will ask the state Supreme Court to step in because the decision also ordered them to accept an..."

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Historian cites West TN voting record

Historian cites West TN voting record | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Madison County historian Linda Higgins encouraged all voters to become informed about current issues before casting a ballot for the 2012 presidential election during Wednesday's Brown Bag Lunch session sponsored by the Jackson Area Business and Professio...
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TN Dept of State Press Releases: Tennessee Electronic Library Offers New Tool to Help Tennesseans Find Jobs

... “Every day, more than 300,000 Americans get job-seeking help at their public libraries, and they need efficient tools to help them find work,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “With Career Transitions, Tennessee residents will be able to find the answers they need to improve their chances of finding employment, whether they are dealing with job loss, retraining for new skills or looking for a new career path.” ...

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Law Librarian Blog: Memphis Public Library Card With Photo Held To Be A Valid Voter ID

"Here’s a bit of legal fun. The Tennessee voter ID law was under attack in that state as unconstitutional. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the law is constitutional. However, the more interesting part of the opinion concluded that a photo ID issued by the Memphis Public Library constituted a valid ID for anyone attempting to vote under the law. The State had argued against that point..."

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Me'schell and Ron Rigsby perform at the Williamson County Public Library

Me'schell and Ron Rigsby perform at the Williamson County Public Library...
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Big Idea: New Tech Tool Helps You Find Books in Hodges Library | Tennessee Today

Big Idea: New Tech Tool Helps You Find Books in Hodges Library | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Need a library book, but don’t want to spend hours hunting for it in the John C. Hodges Library? Thanks to a big idea called StackMap, the search should be much quicker..."

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Voter ID Law Controversy Could Continue

Voter ID Law Controversy Could Continue | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. gave a lawyer’s answer when asked what would happen if the Tennessee Legislature might amend the state law requiring a photo voter ID in light of the Thursday, Oct. 25, Tennessee Court of Appeals ruling on the matter..."

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