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Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:01 pm

The problem is that we’re very close to the election, and absentee ballots were already sent off that made no mention of the need for voter ID. So, the ridiculous District Court decision won out after all, for this election. The one-paragraph order, and one-paragraph dissent from Alito, Scalia, and Thomas, can be read here.

Meanwhile, some yahoo Obama appointee in Texas has struck down the voter ID law there, calling it a “poll tax.” They’ll be saying that about registration itself soon enough.

13 Responses to “Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of Wisconsin Voter ID Law”

  1. Remember folks, voter fraud is not a serious issue. We know that because the Democrats keep telling us so. I don’t see why they’d lie….

    Edoc118 (c37322)

  2. Democrats are really scared of voter id laws

    PeterK (3e1527)

  3. I don’t understand why the SC would overturn this. It is substantially the same as Indiana, which they upheld.

    Watch for 103% turnout in Milwaukee. Again.

    JD (d238f6)

  4. This is why the courts will never be the answer. Leftists don’t care about the rule of law. They only desire to force their will upon the populace and to increase their own power.

    Those of you who support their results when you agree with them will be stung in the end.

    As the scorpion said to the frog, “it’s my nature. “

    njrob (cee3e3)

  5. So, in the future, the Dems will just go to a Judge in Madison or Milwaukee, about 2 months before an election, get an order stopping honest elections, and there won’t be Sufficient time to overturn it.

    JD (d238f6)

  6. Can someone please tell me why Crawford v. Marion County Election Board is not binding on district courts?

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  7. Words are inadequate to express my contempt for the court’s majority. They mock the most fundamental principle of representative government. They have betrayed the rule of law, and they have betrayed their oath to …support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic… to …administer justice without respect to persons… and to …faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent…

    Each and everyone of the so-called Justices in the majority were lying when then swore to God they accepted their obligation …freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion…and that they would …well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office… So help me God.

    There’s not one of them fit to call themselves an American.

    ropelight (7a1643)

  8. Yes ropelight, you are utterly correct. Which is one reason why I think we must strip the Feral Government of a great deal of power by giving the states an explicit right to exercise a repeal of federal law and court decisions. Randy Barnett’s amendment suggestion is a good place to start.

    As for objections that such an amendment would either result in repeal of Civil Rights, or effectively result in a new Confederation, I say a) nonsense, the people passed Civil Rights and they are imbedded in the culture now, they are not going to repeal them, and b) also nonsense; if 3/4 of the states can pass a constitutional amendment, 3/4 of the states ought to be able to repeal a law or have the last say on the constitutionality of a law. No court ought to have the power to (erroneously) cite the 14th amd. to effectively repeal the 9th and 10th.

    DKN (efe899)

  9. A new constitutional amendment to clarify the power of the 9th and 10th Amendments seems to be the only way to attempt to restrain the federal behemoth.

    njrob (e7ea6e)

  10. The law was passed in 2011. The delay between enacting the law and enforcing the law is entirely due to the delay tactics of liberal groups opposed to fair, honest elections.

    They should not be rewarded for this behavior.

    egd (85c2b0)

  11. Amendment XXVIII-
    Voters in all elections shall identify themselves in the same manner as required to enter government buildings and board aircraft and other transportation facilities.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  12. …edit….
    Voters in all elections shall identify themselves in the same manner as required to enter government buildings, board aircraft, and utilize other facilities, as dictated by law.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  13. …edit (2) ….

    “…as prescribed by law.”

    askeptic (efcf22)

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