ACLU Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Block Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Affiliate: ACLU of Wisconsin
October 2, 2014 12:00 am

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WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt Wisconsin's voter ID law. A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional in April. The state appealed, and in mid-September the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order allowing the state to implement the law as the case proceeds through the courts. The appeals court did not rule on the merits of the case.

The following is a statement from Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project:

"Thousands of Wisconsin voters stand to be disenfranchised by this law going into effect so close to the election. Hundreds of absentee ballots have already been cast, and the appeals court's order is fueling voter confusion and election chaos. Eleventh-hour changes in election rules have traditionally been disfavored precisely because the risk of disruption is simply too high."

The ACLU, the ACLU of Wisconsin, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, and Dechert LLP are co-counsel in this case, Frank v. Walker.

A copy of the motion is at:

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