Statement from Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen in the Matter of Frank, et al. v. Walker, et al. and LULAC, et al. v. Deininger, et al.

Sep 12 2014
Statement from Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen in the Matter of Frank, et al. v. Walker, et al. and LULAC, et al. v. Deininger, et al.
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement after today’s oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago 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.

 

“Act 23 became law more than three years ago.  The United States Supreme Court held that voter ID laws are constitutional more than six years ago.  It is well past time that Wisconsin’s law, overwhelmingly supported by Wisconsin citizens, be in effect so they can have confidence that every vote cast is that of an eligible voter, and that no citizen’s vote has been stolen or diluted,” Van Hollen said.

 

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.  A motion to stay the permanent injunction pending appeal remains before the Seventh Circuit.