ACLU Comment on Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Wisconsin Voter ID

October 6, 2014 12:00 am

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CHICAGO — A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today found Wisconsin’s voter ID law constitutional and not in violation of the Voting Rights Act. It is the same panel that last month reinstated the law prior to the midterm election. The ACLU is challenging the law, which a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional in April, prompting the state’s appeal.

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

“This unfortunate ruling is of little surprise, given the panel’s previous order. The voters of Wisconsin deserve every opportunity to cast their ballot free of the obstacles imposed by this law. We are evaluating our next step.”

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 today’s ruling is at:

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