On September 27, 2012, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two Orders in the NAACP / Voces de la Frontera and League of Women Voters Voter ID cases. These Orders denied Attorney General Van Hollen’s motion to bypass the Courts of Appeals so that the Supreme Court could immediately consolidate the two cases for review and lift the injunctions currently in effect. Based on these Orders, it is almost certain that the ultra-restrictive Voter ID law will not be in effect for the November elections. Wisconsin is now part of a nationwide trend reversing the blind approval of restrictive Voter ID laws. Courts in Texas and Pennsylvania have recently struck down similar legislation.
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