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LULAC v. Deininger

Case Information

Date Filed: February 23, 2012
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Voter ID
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Case 2:12-cv-00185); US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Case 14-2059); United States Supreme Court (Case 14A352); United States Supreme Court (Case 14-803)

Issue:

Whether Wisconsin's voter ID law violates the right to vote of African-Americans and Latinos.

Status:

For latest updates, see Frank v. Walker.

District Court Documents


Circuit Court of Appeals Documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents

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