Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Files Motion to Lift Injunction in Federal Voter ID Cases

Aug 5 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Files Motion to Lift Injunction in Federal Voter ID Cases

“This Court should stay the district court’s permanent injunction pending appeal to permit Act 23 to go into effect for the November 2014 election,” from State’s Motion filed today.


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago an expedited motion to stay permanent injunction pending appeal in the matters of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Wisconsin, et al. v. David G. Deininger, et al., and Ruthelle Frank, et al. v. Scott Walker, et al.


“There is only one remaining obstacle to having Voter ID on the books for the November election -- a lone federal judge’s injunction.  Today I have asked the Seventh Circuit to remove this obstacle.  The district court’s overly broad injunction prevents State and local election officials from enforcing a voting regulation lawfully enacted by the people of Wisconsin and designed to preserve and protect election integrity,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.


Click here for motion


On April 29, 2014, Judge Lynn Adelman entered judgment in Plaintiffs’ favor and entered a permanent injunction enjoining enforcement of the voter photo ID requirement in 2011 Wisconsin Act 23.  On May 12, 2014, the State filed appeals in Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger, and filed motions requesting that Judge Adelman stay his permanent injunction in both cases.  Those stay motions have been fully briefed and awaiting disposition since June 6, 2014.