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.

Oct 6 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 ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upholding 2011 Wisconsin Act 23 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

 

“This decision on the merits provides greater certainty that Wisconsin citizens will have the election in November that they expected three years ago -- one with Voter ID.

 

Clearly the Seventh Circuit’s decision supports the idea that the will of the people as enacted by the legislature and approved by the executive accounts for something in our democracy. 

 

Our Constitution provides not only for our freedoms and liberties, and limits on the government, but the three branches and their proper roles.  This decision reinforces that fundamental notion.”

 

A link to today’s decision is available here.

 

On September 12, 2014, after oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit, the Court stayed the injunction issued by the District Court on April 29, 2014.