Sep 18, 2014
Court Gives Scott Walker until Sept. 23 to Decide to Contest Emergency Petition on Voter ID Law
A Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's panel released yesterday its Scheduling Order to decide whether to grant an en banc (full court) hearing.
Scott Walker gets to decide if he should block non-Republican voters from voting or do the right thing and throw in with voting rights groups.
Wonder what Walker will do.
Scott Walker and the Republicans passed Act 23, Wisconsin's Photo Voter ID law, to disenfranchise as many non-Republican voters as possible.
A federal trial found as fact that minorities, college students and other legal voters would be disenfranchised.
An array of civil rights groups filed an Emergency Petition to vacate the appellate court's stay issued last Friday of the injunction on Act 23.
The Court of Appeals order was issued just 53 days before Election Day, and before administrative rules implementing Act 23 were even published in an astonishing order that threatens to throw the Wisconsin election to Scott Walker.
This election result would appear to be on the minds of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District judges: Frank Easterbrook, Diane Sykes and John Tinder, appointed by Republicans and at least two of whom, now three have shown more allegiance to Party than to law.
The 11th-hour order was released as the Wisconsin election was already underway, causing massive confusion and likely blocking 1,000s of citizens from voting, on top of the 10,000s the Voter ID law already is almost certain to stop from voting.