Wisconsin’s state supreme court has declined to hear an appeal of the lower court’s ruling blocking implementation of the state’s new voter ID law, sending the case back to the state court of appeals.
The decision means the photo ID requirement will remain blocked even as recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans near. The primary election for the recalls is May 8 followed by a June 5 general election.
Separate Dane County circuit court judges issued temporary and permanent injunctions last month blocking the law before Wisconsin’s April 3 primary election, deeming the law an unconstitutional impairment to the right to vote.
Meanwhile, a trial in one of the two lawsuits brought by NAACP, Voces de la Frontera, an immigrants’ rights group, and 12 individual voters began Monday. This, and the second challenge to the law, will probably reach the state’s supreme court, potentially before November’s election, but the significance now is that the restrictive law will not be in effect in this spring’s recall elections.
That’s very good news for Democrats for the recall. But they still need help. Please make a $ 5 donation to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to help them get every eligible voter to the polls for the recall.