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A divided Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued opinions today on its denial of a motion for reconsideration. A 3-judge panel of the court granted a stay last week allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to take effect. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.
With a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today granted a stay in NAACP v. Husted. The court's action blocks a district court order issued earlier this month and allows Ohio's shortened early voting period to go into effect.
Today, the state of Ohio filed an emergency application in the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued yesterday. That decision affirmed the District Court in blocking an Ohio law reducing the number of days for early voting. The case is NAACP v. Husted.
A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court, which earlier this month blocked Ohio legislation reducing early voting hours. The case is NAACP v. Husted. UPDATE: Ohio Attorney General DeWine and Secretary of State Husted have filed an emergency petition for rehearing en banc.
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