Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wisconsin Voter ID Stands, but not for Next Month's Election

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Frank v. Walker, the challenge to the Wisconsin's voter ID law. In a dizzying and complicated case, the Seventh Circuit upheld the law, so yesterday's ruling means that Wisconsin's voter ID law stays in place. (Here's our latest post, when the Supreme Court last fall halted the Seventh Circuit's stay of an earlier district court ruling against voter ID, with links to earlier posts.)

Given the timing, the state said that it won't apply voter ID to its upcoming April 7 elections. But it will apply it to all future elections, including any special elections in 2015.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2015/03/wisconsin-voter-id-stands-but-not-for-next-months-election.html

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