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LULAC v. Deininger

Case Information

Date Filed: February 23, 2012
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Voter ID
Current Court: US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Case 14-2059)

Issue:

Whether Wisconsin's voter ID law violates the right to vote of African-Americans and Latinos.

Status:

Complaint filed 2/23/12. Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 4/23/12. Trial Postponed until Spring 2013. Trial held in November 2013. Post hearing briefs due 12/20/13. Defendant Post-Trial brief filed 12/22/13. Plaintiff Post-Trial Brief filed 12/22/13. Decision and Order striking down voter ID law filed 4/29/14. Notice of Appeal 5/12/14. Defendants' Motion to Stay Permanent Injunction filed 5/12/14. Appellants' Brief filed 6/23/14. Order denying Motion to file Amicus Curiae filed 7/21/14. Frank Appellees' Brief filed 723/14. LULAC's Brief filed 7/23/14. 7th Circuit order granting stay filed 9/12/14. Emergency Petition for Rehearing filed 9/16/14. Appellant's Response to Petition for Rehearing filed 9/23/14. Order denying Motion for Rehearing filed 9/26/14. Opinions filed 9/30/14.

 

Appeal consolidated with Frank v. Walker for purposes of briefing and disposition.

See related Wisconsin voter ID cases: Frank v. Walker, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker, and Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker

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