Two groups representing minorities asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to block the state’s voter ID law for the Nov. 4 election, seeking a new way to stop the measure. The Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera asked the court to keep the law from taking effect this fall to prevent “confusion and disenfranchisement.” The groups are not asking that the law be blocked for future elections. In July, the state Supreme Court ruled against the two groups and upheld the voter ID law. But the requirement to show ID at the polls remained block because of an order by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in two other cases.
Last week, a panel of three federal appeals judges overruled Adelman, lifting the last legal barrier to implementing the voter ID law. Those who lose before the state Supreme Court have 20 days to ask the justices to reconsider a decision.
That time period has passed, but the NAACP and Voces are asking the state’s high court to make an exception and reconsider part of their case. They say doing so is warranted because it wasn’t until last week that they had a reason to go back to the Supreme Court because the law wasn’t allowed to go into effect until then.
Full Article: Groups ask state Supreme Court to block voter ID for Nov. 4.