Skip to comments.Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law
Posted on 04/29/2014 11:36:21 AM PDT by GIdget2004
A federal judge in Milwaukee has struck down Wisconsin's voter Identification law, saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman issued his long-awaited decision Tuesday. It invalidates Wisconsin's law.
Wisconsin's law would have required voters to show a state-issued photo ID at the polls. Supporters said it would cut down on voter fraud and boost public confidence in the integrity of the election process.
But Adelman sided with opponents, who said it disproportionately excluded poor and minority voters because they're less likely to have photo IDs or the documents needed to get them.
Wisconsin's law was only in effect for a 2012 primary before a Dane County judge declared it unconstitutional.
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Equal treatment under the law?
Good God never a moments peace in this State.
Walker talked about a special session specifically to redo Voter ID even ahead of this ruling.
The fact that poor people can’t be expected to have proper ID kinda helps explain all that WELFARE FRAUD too, doesn’t it?
Holy crap our so-called watchdogs of the law are even morons.
When the donkeys find out 0bamacare requires photo ID, they will be against it too.
” disproportionately excluded poor and minority voters because they’re less likely to have photo IDs or the documents needed to get them.”
Doesn’t stop them from getting EBT cards and the such. Just saying.
Do the poor and minorities have to show ID’s to get welfare benefits. I believe they do. Unfair burden?
Take Lynn out to the old oak and tar/feather her. Run her out of town...
This so far exceeds judicial authority it is a crime.
But Adelman sided with opponents, who said it disproportionately excluded poor and minority voters because they’re less likely to have photo IDs or the documents needed to get them.
This is absolutely a dispicable decision. Voting in this state is a waste of time and effort.
As in Kansas, I wonder if they can dig up even ONE eligible voter who is unable to obtain the proper I.D.
Something is un-Constitutional because it’s a burden?
My kid thinks brushing his teeth is a burden. Does that make it un-Constitutional?
Apparently this Adelman creep thinks so.
Put their picture on their EBT card.
Two vultures with one stone.
but you need a photo ID to get a LIBRARY CARD-
oOpps soory -forgot -they can`t READ
"Adelman was nominated by President Bill Clinton..."
‘We’re So Screwed’ PING!
She is a He, and he was nominated by Slick Willie
Simply have a state wide referendum on the ID and they can’t touch that law. SCOTUS HAS RULED!!
Perhaps people should simply not vote on anything in this country any more. Just give it to a judge first and let them decide. < /s>
With the name “Lynn” and the effeminate nature of the ruling, you can understand my mistake...
Then why even bother having elections... let the judges decide who rules over us.. they decide everything else...
I guess ya don’t have to prove that you’re eligible to authorize a politician to rob your neighbor.
Activist liberal Judge ignoring
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181 (2008): United States Supreme Court case holding that an Indiana law requiring voters to provide photo IDs did not violate the Constitution of the United States.
Next stop, hopefully ... The Supreme Court.
....or perhaps the Governor should just tell the judge to pound sand, and the law that was voted on and ratified by the legislature is going to stay in effect..
I’ll bet the poor and minority people need an ID to get into this judge’s courthouse.
Don’t worry about it, Rand Paul said there wasn’t any voter fraud.
ID “unfairly burdens poor and minority voters”? LIAR.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman is a DEMOCRAT.
Democrats are waging war on the United States.
Actually, you have a very good point. Disproportionate impact is a vile distortion of equal treatment under the law, but if minorities and the poor can’t be expected to show an ID to vote, then how can we possibly require them to present ID for anything else? Wouldn’t that also create a disproportionate impact?
This judge is simply making the law up. Justice Sotomayor tried the same thing recently. How could one write any law that would meet their subjective standard? Too many blacks pulled over for speeding? Speed limits are unconstitutional! Too many women arrested for shoplifting? Laws against shoplifting are unconstitutional!
The disproportionate impact crap is exactly that. Pure crap. It’s simply a tool used by judges to reach a desired ruling, whatever they think is right. It’s not rule of law. It’s rule of whatever the guy in the black robe thinks.
Just put a photo on their EBT cards.
“Rand Paul: I think Republicans may have over-emphasized voter fraud”
He's indicated he'll likely call a special session to vote on a new law just like the already Supreme Court tested Indiana model.
“Poor” is not a protected class. You’re absolutely right. I don’t see anything in the US Constitution that says the poor (or rich for that matter) get different treatment under the law from everyone else.
I gotta better idea. Impeach the (#^&#($!
Bear in mind that the states have amended the Constitution to protect voting right on the bases of race, sex, tax status, and age as evidenced by 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments respectively. So not having to show a valid photo ID in order to vote is not a constitutionally enumerated right. So the judge who made this decision is probably an activist judge.
Also note that not having to pass a basic constitutional law test in order to vote, a test which stresses the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, is also not a constitutionally protected right. So there is nothing stopping the states from requiring candidate voters to pass such a test in order to vote imo.
In fact, why not include questions which test knowledge of federal government's constitutionally limited powers a part of a driver's test of road laws?
Federal Judge Lynn Adelman is a former Democrat state Senator. This guy is a known partisan.
Funny how the Federal judges go according to Supreme Court opinions when it comes to gay marriage but not when it comes to Voter ID. The US Supreme Court has found that requiring a photo id to vote is not unconstitutional.
But all stops will be pulled by all available parties before November.
But you know them po’ folks will be getting free cigs. Just for voting Democrat.
If he did that, Scott Walker would get my vote on a national ticket.
Maine just started doing that.
That’s the thing for me....it’s an assertion that should be proven before striking it down. I don’t believe it to be true, just because a judge says so doesn’t make it true either.
I thought that you had to show evidence of injustice first, not just assume that it would cause it??
We all know why they don’t want this. The other aspect of this is; how many of these “poor and minority” voters, assuming some couldn’t get an ID, actually vote? I doubt many...along with the adjustment for voter fraud, what’s the delta?
Can’t I make the argument that unless we have voter ID then we have little to no means of, not only eliminating voter fraud but, DETECTING voter fraud. If a few voters can’t get an ID (which I think is a racist assertion too, it assumes they’re not capable of doing so) how is that offset from fraud in the entire system? There’s a higher obligation to first make sure there’s no way to commit fraud.
These decisions by these judges are hyper-partisan - anybody that works for the state favors Democrats....getting very tired of it. We no longer live in a Constitutional Republic.
I believe 0bamacare requires photo ID.
That will supply everyone with the ID they need to vote.
These judges are either scared sh!!less or being paid ‘bonuses’ for they’re decisions.
Funny how the defense lawyers don’t research and find ways to strike judges like that to avoid such liberal activist rulings.
One more state told that they don’t have states rights. Maybe it’s time the states BLOCK these federal judges.
If they sit on a court in that state then ARREST them for violating the state constitution. Make their lives miserable.