The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has split 5-5 on whether to restore the injunction blocking Wisconsin's voter ID law for this election. Since the full court deadlocked, the three-judge panel's decision to stay the injunction - or let the ID law go into effect - will stand, absent intervention by the U.S. Show More Summary
So here's where we are in the saga of Wisconsin's voter ID law. Last month, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments on the legality of the state law requiring, like many states' laws these days, state-issued photo IDs in order to vote. Hours after the oral......
The fights in our states over how hard or easy it is to vote have been filling the courts and are headed toward the Supreme Court. The cases range from voter ID laws to early voting rules and beyond. Already there is a case from Ohio, with ones from Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Texas potentially on the way in a matter of days or weeks. Show More Summary
Virginia's new voter ID law - one of the strictest in the nation - requires a photo ID in order to cast a ballot.
This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. Wisconsin continues to provide serious drama in the fight against a punitive voter ID law, passed in 2011 but stopped by injunction until a three-judge...Show More Summary
Voter ID law in full effect for November, unless Supreme Court intervenes.
In the aftermath of the 7th Circuit decision reinstating Wisconsin's voter ID law, the university scrambles to get IDs that work as voter IDs to out-of-state students.Out-of-state driver’s licenses, for example, are not valid photo IDs under the law.Who would think that they were?!
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HOUSTON, Texas -- In Texas, the dispute over the state's voter ID law continues in a Corpus Christi federal court. Those on the left claim that requiring voters to show a photo ID--six types of such ID cards are acceptable--is unfair to minority voters. Show More Summary
Anything to put a barrier between the voters and the ballot box, right? Madison — Most voters who have already returned absentee ballots will have to provide their local clerks with copies of photo identification — as will thousandsShow More Summary
National Review Online misrepresented a recent court decision that could allow an unneccessarily restrictive voter identification law to be implemented in Wisconsin only weeks before the November election. On September 12, the Seventh...Show More Summary
The unthinkable has happened in Wisconsin. Just seven weeks before the midterm elections, a panel of Seventh Circuit judges has restored the state's strict voter ID law, which had been blocked by the courts for over two years. The decision...Show More Summary
On Friday, the Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments in Frank v. Walker and seemed unimpressed by arguments against Wisconsin's voter ID law. In fact, the judges were so unimpressed that the panel issued an order, mere hours later, granting a stay pending appeal (allowing the voter ID requirements to go......
Want law blocked before election.
Fox News acknowledged that a voter ID law may prevent people from casting votes while discussing the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Wisconsin -- despite the network's sustained campaign to deny the negative repercussions these laws have on voting. On September 12, the 7 th District U.S. Show More Summary
Yes, I know, that headline makes me sound even more prompt than I am. I’m admittedly days late to the reporting of this news, but there are a few things that happened when I was overwhelmed at work last week that deserve some mention, and this is one of them. In April, when a Democrat […]
I shouldn't have to restate how mind-numbingly backwards, racist and misdirected voter photo ID laws are.
On Friday, a panel of the Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments in Frank v. Walker, a challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law (listen to an MP3 here).Following oral arguments, the panel issued an order allowing enforcement of the state's voter ID law, which means the law will likely be in......
Set your clocks folks: An appeal of a denied injunction that would block all or most of North Carolina's new voting laws, including voter ID provisions and restricted early voting times, is set for September 25, less than two weeks from now, reports NC Policy Watch. The appeal comes from......