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Constitutional Law — Voter ID

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

Civil

Constitutional Law — Voter ID

Wisconsin’s law requiring photo identification to vote is not unconstitutional.

“Photo ID laws have been politically contentious. Crawford remarked on the apparently partisan nature of the disagreement between those who favor and those who oppose these statutes. The lead opinion stated: ‘if a nondiscriminatory law is supported by valid neutral justifications, those justifications should not be disregarded simply because partisan interests may have provided one motivation for the votes of individual legislators. … The application of the statute to the vast majority of Indiana voters is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting “the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.”’ 553 U.S. at 204. That is true of Wisconsin as well.”

Reversed.

14-2058 & 14-2059 Frank v. Walker

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Adelman, J., Easterbrook, J.


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