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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.

Supreme Court Upholds Redistricting Based on Population

Posted on April 4, 2016, 1:01 pm

In an opinion released today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the longstanding state practice of drawing legislative districts in order to equalize population. The plaintiffs in the case had argued that the Constitution required Texas to take into account the number of voters in each district. Justice Ginsburg authored the lead opinion in this 8-0 decision. Justices Thomas and Alito wrote separate concurrences. The case is Evenwel v. Abbott.


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