ACLU Comment on U.S. Supreme Court Action on Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Affiliate: ACLU of Wisconsin
October 9, 2014 10:29 pm

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WASHINGTON — By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today vacated an appeals court order that had allowed Wisconsin’s voter ID law to take effect.​ The ACLU is challenging the law, which had been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in April. The Supreme Court did not consider the merits of the case, but rather vacated a Seventh Circuit appeals court order from mid-September that allowed Wisconsin to implement the law as the case proceeds through the courts.

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

“Today’s order puts the brakes on the last-minute disruption and voter chaos created by this law going into effect so close to the election. It will help safeguard the vote for thousands of Wisconsinites as this case makes its way through the courts.”

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. The motion was jointly filed with the League of United Latin American Citizens, represented by Arnold & Porter and the Advancement Project.

A copy of the order is at:

More information about this case is at:

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