MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The city of Memphis says it plans to file a new lawsuit contesting the state's voter identification law in state court after dropping a similar suit in federal court.
City spokeswoman Mary Cashiola said Tuesday that the new lawsuit is expected to be filed this week in Chancery Court in Nashville.
Memphis attorneys last week submitted a notice of voluntary dismissal of their federal lawsuit filed in Nashville.
The city had sued Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins, claiming that photo IDs issued by Memphis public libraries should be considered a valid form of voter identification for the Aug. 2 primary election. Memphis lost that argument.
Attorneys then challenged the constitutionality of the state law requiring voters to present state-issued photo IDs before voting.
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