Posted: May 30, 2013
Wisconsin Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court in Voter ID Case
In an opinion released today in League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker, a three-judge panel of Wisconsin's 4th District Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the lower court, which issued a permanent injunction last year blocking the state's voter ID law from taking effect. Contrary to the lower court's decision, the court of appeals determined that the plaintiffs had not met their burden of proving that the voter ID law violated their rights under the Wisconsin Constitution. Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals has yet to rule on the same issue in Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker. Two cases involving federal constitutional issues are also pending in U.S. District Courts: Frank v. Walker and Jones v. Deininger.