Friday, October 10, 2014

Voter ID Requirement Blocked

The voter ID requirement has once again been blocked, this time by the U.S. Supreme Court on a 6-3 vote to stay a lower court’s ruling.  The vote overrides the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that ruled the law as constitutional and had put the requirement back into effect in the past few weeks.  The state now has 90 days to appeal the appellate court’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court which will then either take up the case or turn down the appeal.

At this point it seems highly unlikely that the voter ID requirement will be put back in place for the upcoming general election, although Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has said that he will continue to work to defend the law and hopes to have it in place by November 4th.

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