Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Republican Voter Suppression law on Permanent hold.

It's seemed obvious to most people at the time the Republicans put this law together in legislative frenzy, that it didn't pass state constitutional muster. Now we know. Before you think all is well, remember, our conservative activist supreme court will probably see things a little differently. That's why the GOP worked so hard to stack the courts with strong conservative ideologues. Hell, they even promise to put more right wing zealots in place in their campaign ads and media interviews. 
jsonline: A second judge has declared Wisconsin's voter ID law unconstitutional, further guaranteeing that the ID requirement will not be in place for elections this fall.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote Tuesday that the state's requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a "substantial impairment of the right to vote" guaranteed by the state constitution.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the state Supreme Court to take up both cases earlier this year to get a quick resolution to them, but the court declined. The state's high court is expected to eventually take the cases. Flanagan also said the voter ID measure - backers say it will help prevent voter fraud - is "unlikely to protect the electoral process." He said the voter ID law appears to be the most restrictive one in the country. 

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