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District Court Upholds Virginia Voter ID Law

Posted on May 19, 2016, 5:12 pm

Today, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson issued an opinion upholding Virginia\'s voter ID after a bench trial held in February. Judge Hudson determined that neither the enactment of the law nor its implementation violated the Voting Rights Act, the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, the Fifteenth Amendment, or the Twenty-Sixth Amendment. The case is Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections.

7th Circuit Reverses District Court in Wisconsin Voter ID Case

Posted on April 13, 2016, 11:28 am

In an opinion authored by Judge Frank Easterbrook, yesterday the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a District Court decision that rejected plaintiffs\' additional challenges to Wisconsin\'s voter ID law. The 7th Circuit ruled that the District Court should further consider plaintiffs\' arguments that certain persons are entitled to relief who face substantial obstacles to obtaining an acceptable form of identification. The case is Frank v. Walker.


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