On April 29, U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman, a Clinton appointee, found that Wisconsin’s 2011 law requiring voters at the polls to show certain types of government photo-ID violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and also violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Here is the 90-page opinion in Frank v Walker, 2:11cv-1128.
The law had not been in effect, because the Wisconsin Supreme Court had enjoined it from being used while several lawsuits in state court are also pending. The decision depends on evidence submitted at trial, and concludes that approximately 300,000 Wisconsin potential voters do not have the type of government photo-ID the law requires. The decision also finds that black and Hispanic voters are less likely than other voters to have the correct type of ID. Although the state government Department of Motor Vehicles provides state ID are no cost, the decision finds that those offices are almost entirely not open on weekends or evenings, and also notes that it is difficult for many individuals to get a state ID because they lack the documents needed to get a state ID. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.