"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.