Saturday, January 19, 2008

REAL ID continues to make the news

REAL ID Without Real Debate
On January 11, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the long-awaited final regulations for implementing new federal standards for state-issued driver's licenses found in the infamous REAL ID Act of 2005. Many of the negative reactions to REAL ID, both before and after the event, focused on the enormous cost burden for states and the perceived erosion of privacy caused by the new provisions. Many people were also concerned about the lack of process when Congress adopted the bill in the first place. And now, the rule-making process may exacerbate this process problem by not giving state legislatures enough time to deliberate on the issue... More

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