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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Grants Motion for Stay in Wisconsin’s Voter ID case

WI DOJMADISON, WI – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a stay of Judge Lynn Adelman’s recent ruling in Frank v. Walker, which struck down part of Wisconsin’s voter ID law.

In staying Judge Adelman’s decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded, “both that the district court’s decision is likely to be reversed on appeal and that disruption of the state’s electoral system in the interim will cause irreparable injury.”

The Court added, “Because the district court has not attempted to distinguish genuine difficulties of the kind our opinion mentioned, or any other variety of substantial obstacle to voting, from any give voter’s unwillingness to make the effort that the Supreme Court has held that a state can require, there is a substantial likelihood that the injunction will be reversed on appeal.”

“We are pleased with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision to grant our motion for stay in Wisconsin’s voter ID case,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. “I will continue to represent the State of Wisconsin and defend the rule of law until the case is resolved.”