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Constitutional Law — right to vote

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit


Constitutional Law — right to vote

The motion for reconsideration of the court’s opinion ending the stay of Wisconsin’s voter ID law is denied.

“Crawford concluded that requiring would-be voters to spend time to obtain photographic identification does not violate the Constitution. ‘For most voters who need them, the inconvenience of making a trip to the [department of motor vehicles], gathering the required documents, and posing for a photograph surely does not qualify as a substantial burden on the right to vote, or even represent a significant increase over the usual burdens of voting.’ 553 U.S. at 198. The burden of getting a photo ID in Wisconsin is not materially different from the burden that Crawford deemed acceptable.” Motion Denied.

14-2058 & 14-2059 Frank v. Walker

On Motion for Reconsideration, Per curiam.

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