Feb 7, 2014

Injunction Sought in Wisconsin Voter ID Trial in Federal Court

"The credible evidence convincingly proved that Act 23 will impose harsh and widespread burdens on voters. Virtually all of the factual testimony - of Plaintiffs, other voters, non-parties who provide assistance to voters, as well as Defendants and state employees called adversely by  Plaintiffs - went essentially unchallenged by Defendants. All this evidence compels one conclusion:  Act 23 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act ("VRA"), 42 U.S.C. 1973, and the Fourteenth and Twenty -Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and must be enjoined."

Frank v. Walker Post-trial brief challenging Wisconsin Voter ID Law. Act 23—passed with unanimous GOP support, unanimous Democratic opposition and unanimous opposition from civil rights and voting rights citizen groups.

A federal injunction as requested above would mean this GOP voter obstruction law would be rendered inoperative, followed by a decision and order in federal court declaring Act 23 unconstitutional and a likely decision from the federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit also declaring Wisconsin's Act 23 unconstitutional. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is likely.

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