The May 30 ruling of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 4, which found Wisconsin’s voter ID law to be constitutional, was ill thought out and inconsistent in its arguments. Yet there are many Wisconsinites who suggest that the state Supreme Court will uphold the ruling because the court is so politicized that it will simply take the side of Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. The governor and irresponsible legislators have advanced a number of voter suppression initiatives and the theory is that the court is so biased in favor of Walker’s political project that the justices will simply rubber-stamp the restrictive voter ID scheme. But we refuse to accept that the majority of justices on the high court have rejected the rule of law.
So we are glad that the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network has petitioned the Supreme Court to review Court of Appeals ruling.
It was the league that challenged the law in October 2011, arguing that it established requirements for voting that went beyond the qualifications outlined in the Wisconsin Constitution. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess accepted the league’s arguments, blocking the law on the grounds that it violates the state constitution.
The appeals court reversed Judge Niess’ ruling. But the appeals court was wrong.
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