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10.02.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 12:03 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Today, the opponents of Wisconsin’s voter ID law sent an emergency plea to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, the high court judge who oversees the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ID opponents want the Supreme Court to vacate the three-judge’s decision to allow voter ID to be implemented before the Nov. 4 election. Is this a long-shot bid? It isn’t the most common request, but it�...
09.26.2014 | 58 days ago | Posted at 02:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s a shame that the judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deadlocked on whether they should review a ruling by three of its members on Wisconsin’s voter ID law.  They voted 5-5 on the matter. Which means that the law is in effect. This really is a shame. Wisconsin is unprepared for voter ID and with just a precious few weeks before the Nov. 4 election, this decision now has...
09.18.2014 | 66 days ago | Posted at 12:44 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 Tons of data have come in during the past few days, so let’s get to it.The Marquette Law School poll shows that once again the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race is more or less a draw. Walker’s numbers have improved slightly with likely voters, which the poll attributes to higher Republican enthusiasm. Do you buy this? I’m not so sure. Yes, there’s a correlation. But is it part of a trend? Wi...
09.17.2014 | 67 days ago | Posted at 12:36 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 With just seven weeks before the Nov. 4 election, opponents of voter ID say the new requirement would be impossible to implement in that short span of time.That’s why they’re asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review Friday’s decision, made by three Republican-appointed judges, that revives Wisconsin’s voter ID law, one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the count...
09.15.2014 | 68 days ago | Posted at 05:15 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Late Friday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which has been on hold for years.  That’s a big deal. A bigger deal is that the election is only weeks away.  “The decision has thrown everything into chaos,” Kristin Hansen of the ACLU told me. She said that she was concerned that elections workers would take the opportunity to overly scrut...
09.04.2014 | 80 days ago | Posted at 03:54 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals did the right thing and decided that Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  It was originally struck down by U.S. Circuit Judge Barbara Crabb in June. Then state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Gov. Scott Walker decided to appeal that decision. The three-panel court found that both Wisconsin’s and Indiana’s bans were unconst...
03.06.2014 | | Posted at 03:53 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Next Wednesday, March 12, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will hold its annual Bill of Rights celebration.ACLU has been working hard on a number of projects including, most prominently and recently, trying to strike down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court. But it’s also focusing on empowering youth, ensuring fair funding for public transit, bl...

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