|Frank v. Walker, (Case 11cv1128)|
A two-hour visit to the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee by a Wisconsin law student yielded declarations from four veterans who would be disenfranchised by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP's voter obstruction law.
Happy Independence Day, veterans; if Republicans get their way your military service means it's not good enough for you to vote.
The law is currently halted (enjoined) from taking effect as two cases in federal court and two cases in state court make their way through the respective court systems. The cases are:
Wisconsin federal court cases
- Frank v. Walker, (Case 11cv1128), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Jones et al v. Jones v. Deininger et al (Case 2:12-cv-00185), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker(Case 11CV4669) - permanent injunction
- Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker (Case 11CV5492) - temporary injunction; trial for a permanent injunction scheduled for April 16
Wedgewood's declaration states that she found four veterans between 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. on June 21, 2012 whose only form of photo ID is a U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Veterans Identification Card (VIC). The exclusion of veterans who have only a Veterans Identification Card (VIC) from voting has drawn increasing criticism.