Skip to comments.Appeals court declines to take up voter ID case (WI)
Posted on 04/25/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Madison -- The Court of Appeals declined to take up a Dane County case Wednesday that blocked the state's new law requiring people to show photo ID at the polls.
The latest order is a further setback for those who support the voter ID law, and is another sign the law almost surely will remain halted for the May 8 primaries and June 5 recall elections.
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily enjoined the voter ID law last month, saying the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera were likely to succeed in their argument the law is unconstitutional.
A week later, Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess permanently enjoined the law in a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
The state Department of Justice appealed both decisions, to two separate courts of appeals. Both appeals courts said the cases should go directly to the state Supreme Court because of their statewide importance, and the appeals courts did not render opinions on them.
But the Supreme Court this month said it would not take either case, sending them back to the appeals courts.
By then, the trial in the NAACP case was under way. The Waukesha-based District 2 Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that it would not take up the case because of its procedural posture.
Flanagan is expected to rule on the case sometime after mid-June. Either side can appeal the case, and at that stage the court of appeals will have to take the case because there will be a final ruling.
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If Walker can issue an EO over these “county” judges then he should do that. The state appeals and SC indicated that they will not here it until after the elections which is unexcusable. “county” judges should not have that rouge authority over an entire state.
Absolutely! And Wisconsin has been on the “list” for years as being one of the worst states in the US for getting ballots to the miltary and counting them afterward. This year (as part of that voter id law) county clerks are required to hold the final count open for at least a week (maybe longer) for all the military ballots to come back and to be counted. It will be interesting to see if it makes a difference.
The judges would rule that their recall is "unconstitutional"!
We definitely need photo ID! I meant to go in to the polling place early before the buses of perps arrive. Of course, then they’d probably just use another name of someone who came later or is dead.
Thinking back to the early 1970’s, I’m sure my absentee ballots from overseas were never even counted.
You actually meant to say:
"Hard to get voters to understand that the communists (Democrats)...."
Most of the state is conservative except for the insane in Madison, the moochers in Milwaukee, and the stupid in Northern Wisconsin. It’s sad that the majority of people have to have these pockets of fools, especially Madison, with all the power.
No doubt that there is a compelling need, but its still a state issue over state elections.
Leftist like the chance to appoint judges if for no other reason than it allowed them to do whatever they want, regardless of elections.
Republican victory comes down to recruiting sufficient numbers of legitimate voters to simply overwhelm the leftist ability to produce fraudulent ones.
An alternative strategy might be to start playing the leftist game. When the left have been convinced that they stand to gain as much from the elimination of voter fraud with ID & residency checks perhaps they wont fight it so hard it.
Otherwise Wisconsin will simply have “unusual voter turn out”. Every other State should be glad the State does not conduct its census and that Wisconsin’s corrupted electoral inflation power over Washington is limited to just her 8 congressmen, 2 senators and 10 presedental electors.
Were there a Federal popular vote, Wisconsin’s voter fraud laws would be disenfranchising Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, and all 45 other States.
This my friends is an example of why we should be thankful for the electoral cottage. It lets Wisconsin control her own elections without disfranizing the people of any other state.