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Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law
ABC News ^ | 04/29/2014 | ABC News/AP

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: articlevnow; billclintonstooge; electionfraud; lynnadelman; votefraud; voterfraud; voterid; wisconsin
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1 posted on 04/29/2014 11:36:21 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
No photo ID to buy guns or alcohol either?

Equal treatment under the law?

2 posted on 04/29/2014 11:38:11 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 11:38:39 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: GIdget2004
Can't have no honest voting, ya know. The rats would be in jeopardy. All enemies of America would be in jeopardy. Can't have that.
4 posted on 04/29/2014 11:39:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 11:39:43 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "tranparent.")
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To: GIdget2004

When the donkeys find out 0bamacare requires photo ID, they will be against it too.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 11:39:46 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: GIdget2004

” 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.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: GIdget2004

Do the poor and minorities have to show ID’s to get welfare benefits. I believe they do. Unfair burden?


8 posted on 04/29/2014 11:40:09 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: GIdget2004

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.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 11:40:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: GIdget2004

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 country was founded on individual rights, not group rights. One is not “poor” or “minority”. Rather, one is an individual that either can or can’t prove he is a citizen. And the inability to do so may, in fact, cause one to be poor, but that doesn’t mean one should therefore not have to do the same thing any other person has to do to be able to vote.

This is absolutely a dispicable decision. Voting in this state is a waste of time and effort.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 11:40:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: GIdget2004

As in Kansas, I wonder if they can dig up even ONE eligible voter who is unable to obtain the proper I.D.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 11:40:55 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 11:41:18 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: GIdget2004

Put their picture on their EBT card.

Two vultures with one stone.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 11:41:49 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Stormdog

but you need a photo ID to get a LIBRARY CARD-

oOpps soory -forgot -they can`t READ


14 posted on 04/29/2014 11:42:05 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: GIdget2004
From Wikipedia...

"Adelman was nominated by President Bill Clinton..."

15 posted on 04/29/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: GIdget2004; afraidfortherepublic

‘We’re So Screwed’ PING!


16 posted on 04/29/2014 11:42:57 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dead Corpse

She is a He, and he was nominated by Slick Willie


17 posted on 04/29/2014 11:43:38 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Scrambler Bob

I like.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: DTogo

Simply have a state wide referendum on the ID and they can’t touch that law. SCOTUS HAS RULED!!


19 posted on 04/29/2014 11:44:06 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: GIdget2004

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>


20 posted on 04/29/2014 11:44:41 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: lormand

With the name “Lynn” and the effeminate nature of the ruling, you can understand my mistake...


21 posted on 04/29/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: GIdget2004

Then why even bother having elections... let the judges decide who rules over us.. they decide everything else...


22 posted on 04/29/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: bunkerhill7

I guess ya don’t have to prove that you’re eligible to authorize a politician to rob your neighbor.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 11:45:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 11:46:00 AM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: GIdget2004

Next stop, hopefully ... The Supreme Court.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

....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..


26 posted on 04/29/2014 11:46:56 AM PDT by Fedupwithit (It's far past time to make people start living with their idiotic decisions.)
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To: GIdget2004

I’ll bet the poor and minority people need an ID to get into this judge’s courthouse.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 11:50:16 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: MNlurker

Don’t worry about it, Rand Paul said there wasn’t any voter fraud.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 11:50:40 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 11:51:02 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: DTogo

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.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: GIdget2004
Eric Holder's people have a civil right to vote as many times as they can.
31 posted on 04/29/2014 11:53:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: GIdget2004
We are rapidly approaching the time when we are no longer in control of our own institutions.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:53:08 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: GIdget2004

Just put a photo on their EBT cards.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 11:53:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: GIdget2004

“Rand Paul: I think Republicans may have over-emphasized voter fraud”

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/23/rand-paul-i-think-republicans-may-have-over-emphasized-voter-fraud/


34 posted on 04/29/2014 11:53:57 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: OldNavyVet
Actually, Walker was just waiting for the old Commie to make his predictable ruling

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.

35 posted on 04/29/2014 11:54:14 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: cuban leaf

“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.


36 posted on 04/29/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: ScottinVA

I gotta better idea. Impeach the (#^&#($!


37 posted on 04/29/2014 11:55:46 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: GIdget2004; All
... saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters.

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?

38 posted on 04/29/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: GIdget2004

Federal Judge Lynn Adelman is a former Democrat state Senator. This guy is a known partisan.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 11:56:21 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


40 posted on 04/29/2014 11:58:50 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: GIdget2004

But you know them po’ folks will be getting free cigs. Just for voting Democrat.


41 posted on 04/29/2014 11:59:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Fedupwithit

If he did that, Scott Walker would get my vote on a national ticket.


42 posted on 04/29/2014 12:00:02 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Maine just started doing that.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3149572/posts


43 posted on 04/29/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: GIdget2004

bkmk


44 posted on 04/29/2014 12:02:12 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: fwdude

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.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 12:02:34 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: GIdget2004

I believe 0bamacare requires photo ID.

That will supply everyone with the ID they need to vote.

Problem solved!


46 posted on 04/29/2014 12:02:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: fuzzylogic

These judges are either scared sh!!less or being paid ‘bonuses’ for they’re decisions.


47 posted on 04/29/2014 12:04:50 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Obadiah

Funny how the defense lawyers don’t research and find ways to strike judges like that to avoid such liberal activist rulings.


48 posted on 04/29/2014 12:09:13 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


49 posted on 04/29/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: MNlurker
Good God never a moments peace in this State.

You're not alone. The lefties found a hack judge here in Pennsylvania willing to do the same thing.


50 posted on 04/29/2014 12:11:05 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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