In March 2012 Wisconsin's voter ID law was blocked as a result of a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. As a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government, the League challenged the law in state court out of concern about the many citizens who would be disenfranchised by the law. The law has also been enjoined by another circuit court judge in a separate lawsuit.
Working with Cullen Weston Pines & Bach, LLC, the League challenged the legislature's authority to enact the law under the state constitution. More information about the constitutional challenge
. You can read the full brief in support of summary judgment here.
For reference, see Article III Suffrage
in the state constitution.
The state has appealed the ruling, and the case is currently in the Wisconsin Appeals Court. You can help the League defend the injunction with a secure online donation
. The LWVWI Education Network is a nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Ways to support the League's Voter ID Lawsuit.