Voces de la Frontera - Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments on state voter ID law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera on the State Voter ID law Tuesday. The voter ID law was implemented in 2011 under Act 23, but was struck down by two Dane County court judges March 2012. The Wisconsin Department of Justice appealed both of the injunctions and one of the two rulings was overturned. However, clerks have not been asking for photo identification at the polls because second appeal is still pending.

Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant rights group, in collaboration with the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed one of two voter ID cases currently facing the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Both organizations are challenging the law on the basis that it is a deplorable encumbrance on the fundamental right to vote.

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