Supreme Court Allows Wisconsin to Keep Voter ID Law
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Here's some rare good news, the Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to Wisconsin's Voter ID law, thus allowing the law to stand.  From USA Today:

The Supreme Court refused Monday [March 23rd]  to hear a major challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law, delivering a victory to Republicans who favor tougher election laws.   The decision is a setback for civil rights groups that contend the law could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of residents who lack proper ID — particularly racial minorities, seniors, students and people with disabilities.

If they're citizens that really want to vote, they can be helped.  Non-citizens, on the other hand, have no right to vote and are thus not "disenfranchised", it's that they were never "franchised".

It turns both sides' sights on Texas, where a similar statute is pending before a federal appeals court. Eventually, the justices are likely to resolve the festering issue.

For now, it appears a majority of high court justices approve of photo-ID laws such as Wisconsin's, which does not involve allegations of intentional racial discrimination. None of the high court's more liberal justices voiced dissent with the decision not to hear the case....

.... the justices' refusal to hear objections to the law means that Wisconsin will become the eighth state with a strict photo identification law that allows no exceptions to a government-issued ID. The others are Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

...Oral arguments in the Texas case are scheduled for next month before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law stand, By Richard Wolf, USAToday, March 23, 2015


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