State Supreme Court rejects challenge to photo ID amendment

     ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected
a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would
require voters to show photo ID at the polls.

The high court on Monday rejected a lawsuit from left-leaning
groups who argued that lawmakers had failed to give voters the full
scope of the changes that would result from the amendment.

The ruling means the voter ID amendment will remain on the ballot.

In a separate decision, the court also threw out ballot titles
written by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for the photo ID
amendment and another amendment to ban gay marriage. Republicans
had argued that Ritchie overstepped his authority and was trying to
influence voters to reject both amendments.