April 12, 2016

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has directed a lower court to consider the claims of voters who have trouble obtaining identification under Wisconsin’s strict voter ID law.

During oral arguments last week, the American Civil Liberties Union asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to give voters that opportunity.

Sean Young, an attorney with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said:

“The court ruled that eligible voters facing difficulty obtaining ID have the right to challenge Wisconsin’s strict voter ID law. This ruling gives them the chance to go back to the lower court to make their case. This is a victory for the voters of Wisconsin.”

The ruling is at: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/frank-v-walker-ruling

More information about this case, Frank v. Walker, is at: https://www.aclu.org/cases/frank-v-walker-fighting-voter-suppression-wisconsin

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