Wisconsin Voter ID Law Reinstated

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from HotAir:

A surprise decision from the 7th Circuit will allow Wisconsin to enforce its voter-ID law for the upcoming gubernatorial election. The court ruled that recent changes that give citizens more options to gain easier access to qualifying identification make the law legitimate and non-discriminatory, and noted that the statute in Wisconsin is “materially identical to Indiana’s photo ID statute, which the Supreme Court held valid in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181 (2008).” The changes in access to state-issued identification eliminated the differences between the Indiana and Wisconsin cases, the court ruled in lifting a temporary restraining order:

After the district court’s decision, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin revised the procedures to make it easier for persons who have difficulty affording any fees to obtain the birth certificates or other documentation needed under the law, or to have the need for documentation waived. Milwaukee Branch of NAACP v. Walker, 2014 WI 98 (July 31, 2014). This reduces the likelihood of irreparable injury, and it also changes the balance of equities and thus the propriety of federal injunctive relief. The panel has concluded that the state’s probability of success on the merits of this appeal is sufficiently great that the state should be allowed to implement its law, pending further order of this court.

The appeals remain under advisement, and an opinion on the merits will issue in due course.

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5 comments on “Wisconsin Voter ID Law Reinstated

  1. We need to eliminate the ability of corporations to intrude on the individual rights of people. If we have a single person who has their rights violated then the corporations will be allowed to provide support. If however they loose the case then they as a corporation will be given the court costs to pay Civil rights may never outweigh unalienable rights. The assault on religious rights is rampant and the attack on unalienable rights is forefront from the top of our government down. Voting is the basic right of the citizen and the fraudulent use of the vote to elect officials and expand the power over the people must stop. This is a crime against every citizen in America. Yet most of our citizens never vote in their entire lives. If one doesn’t make their voice heard then how can you justify your complaints.
    Grampa

  2. It’s about time we have a court with some legality and common sense! We need about 45 more of these state decisions. Of course, this is why obaMAO is currently giving passports and Social Security cards to all the illegals coming in right now.

  3. “Duplicate Comment” ???? Are you guys blind, deaf, and dumb? Or what?

    It’s about time we have a court with some legality and common sense! We need about 45 more of these state decisions. Of course, this is why obaMAO is currently giving passports and Social Security cards to all the illegals coming in right now.

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