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(JSOnline)   Federal Judge Strikes down Wisconsin GOP's attempt to pre-stuff the ballot box in 2014 and 2016 ruling that "it is absolutely clear that Act 23 will prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes"   (jsonline.com) divider line 211
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2014-04-29 05:38:49 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-29 05:42:00 PM  
I'm sure SCOTUS will take care of that eventually.
 
2014-04-29 05:48:30 PM  

fusillade762: I'm sure SCOTUS will take care of that eventually.


alas, it will be QUITE interesting to watch how SCOTUS decides this.
Because the logic of this decision is irrefutable, you are harming a MUCH larger number of citizens than you are preventing from committing fraud.

the net effect of the law is to clearly do harm, not prevent harm
 
2014-04-29 05:54:45 PM  
Not all hope is lost. Glad someone in this state decided to stand up.
 
2014-04-29 06:11:36 PM  
"The defendants could not point to a single instance of known voter impersonation occurring in Wisconsin at any time in the recent past."

The law isn't meant to stop fraud.  It's meant to stop legitimate voters from voting.  In that sense, it works exactly as designed.

/as do all voter id laws
 
2014-04-29 06:21:48 PM  
Score one for democracy.
 
2014-04-29 06:28:47 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Score one for democracy.


THIS THIS AND MORETHIS
 
2014-04-29 06:28:58 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's meant to stop legitimate voters from voting.


Legitimate voters?  Since when are poor people and the elderly legitimate voters?
 
2014-04-29 06:49:53 PM  
Wow.  Another win.
 
2014-04-29 06:58:16 PM  
"But no matter how imprecise my estimate may be, it is absolutely clear that Act 23 will prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes."

That's the judge saying your legislation sucks.

"The defendants could not point to a single instance of known voter impersonation occurring in Wisconsin at any time in the recent past."

Ouch. That's like getting kicked in the 'nads.

"However, I also note that, given the evidence presented at trial showing that Blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to lack an ID, it is difficult to see how an amendment to the photo ID requirement could remove its disproportionate racial impact and discriminatory result," he wrote.

PLEASE HAMMER DON'T HURT 'EM!
 
2014-04-29 07:05:23 PM  

meat0918: Wow.  Another win.


weird.  I keep waiting of the other shoe to drop or someone to go shoot up a school or something.
 
2014-04-29 07:13:54 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Marcus Aurelius: It's meant to stop legitimate voters from voting.

Legitimate voters?  Since when are poor people and the elderly legitimate voters?


The elderly are super legitimate voters.  If they are white, middle class and just feel uncomfortable around the coloreds.
 
2014-04-29 08:01:57 PM  
namatad: it will be QUITE interesting to watch how SCOTUS decides

No it won't. The SCOTUS will endorse Scotty's law, 5-4.  Kennedy hasn't been a swing vote for years.  He has presumably been watching the same Fox News shows that has turned your parents into fascists.

And don't give me any bull about how Roberts might be "reasonable".  He only "sided" with Obama on Obamacare because he thought it would cost him re election.  Upholding it as a tax was a troll decision, and nothing more.
 
2014-04-29 08:03:20 PM  
Oh, and Kennedy will write the majority opinion, explaining that you can count on people to not abuse the law, and besides, racism and discrimination have been dead for decades.

/Book it.
 
2014-04-29 08:49:32 PM  

meat0918: Wow.  Another win.


Temporarily, don't relax. These farkers are vigilant and wait to strike.


themoderatevoice.com
 
2014-04-29 08:59:27 PM  

Hollie Maea: namatad: it will be QUITE interesting to watch how SCOTUS decides

No it won't. The SCOTUS will endorse Scotty's law, 5-4.  Kennedy hasn't been a swing vote for years.  He has presumably been watching the same Fox News shows that has turned your parents into fascists.

And don't give me any bull about how Roberts might be "reasonable".  He only "sided" with Obama on Obamacare because he thought it would cost him re election.  Upholding it as a tax was a troll decision, and nothing more.


I've been thinking that about Kennedy for awhile now. He is still talked about as the swing vote, but he doesn't seem to ever swing anymore.

However, I disagree about Roberts. Seems to me he wants a legacy as much as anything else. Also seems to me that he wants the swing role Kennedy once had. A true swing justice wields a lot of power.
 
KIA
2014-04-29 09:21:13 PM  
Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?
 
2014-04-29 09:26:45 PM  

KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?


Why do people start talking about Voter ID shortly before elections where there's barely a handful of provable cases of voter fraud?
 
2014-04-29 09:28:39 PM  

KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?


Go home KIA, you're drunk.
 
2014-04-29 09:35:29 PM  

KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?


It's not.

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Opening a bank account is not a constitutional right
  Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Driving is not a constitutional right.

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Assuming you're talking about auto insurance, driving is not a constitutional right.

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

That is a condition of employment, a choice, and again, not a constitutionally guaranteed right.

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?

That is a condition of employment, a choice, and again, not a constitutionally guaranteed right.
 
2014-04-29 09:37:00 PM  

KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?


Scared white person-like typing detected.

Why don't these apples taste anything like these oranges?
 
2014-04-29 09:38:03 PM  
The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer. Or should the poor and minorities not be allowed to defend themselves? If you believe people should be required to provide ID to buy a firearm how do you justify your classism and racism?
 
2014-04-29 09:38:31 PM  
Jim Crow 2.0 is on hold in Wisconsin for at least a few months.
 
2014-04-29 09:39:10 PM  
Three Crooked Squirrels:

However, I disagree about Roberts. Seems to me he wants a legacy as much as anything else. Also seems to me that he wants the swing role Kennedy once had. A true swing justice wields a lot of power.

Not saying you are wrong, but what are some good examples of Roberts "legacy over ideology" votes?
 
2014-04-29 09:40:00 PM  
They were trying to filter, not stuff.
 
2014-04-29 09:43:31 PM  

Hollie Maea: namatad: it will be QUITE interesting to watch how SCOTUS decides

No it won't. The SCOTUS will endorse Scotty's law, 5-4.  Kennedy hasn't been a swing vote for years.  He has presumably been watching the same Fox News shows that has turned your parents into fascists.

And don't give me any bull about how Roberts might be "reasonable".  He only "sided" with Obama on Obamacare because he thought it would cost him re election.  Upholding it as a tax was a troll decision, and nothing more.


Hollie Maea: Oh, and Kennedy will write the majority opinion, explaining that you can count on people to not abuse the law, and besides, racism and discrimination have been dead for decades.

/Book it.



That or just overturn the ruling on the basis of the plaintiffs' lack of standing, since they had not yet been disenfranchised at the time they filed the lawsuit. Such a ruling would have the effects of not only reinstating Wisconsin's Voter ID law, but also guaranteeing that it stays in place for at least one major statewide election and preventing this lawsuit from being used as precedent in other lawsuits (including a lawsuit by the same plaintiffs)


/whether the USSC upholds or overturns the lower court's decision, it'll be a 5-4 ruling
 
2014-04-29 09:49:06 PM  

KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?


Why did anyone ever tell you that you had any sense of how to compare things?
 
2014-04-29 09:49:49 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Not all hope is lost. Glad someone in this state decided to stand up.


Adelman's been agitating Republicans out here forever; the ruling was practically a forgone conclusion.
 
2014-04-29 09:50:11 PM  
I hate to you all this but I wouldnt be surprised if Gov Derpyhooves and his cronies in the state senate/assembly quick put something into place changing a word or two to fix this election in 2014 for ol Scooter. For sure in 2016 to make sure another Dem doesn't win the state again.
 
2014-04-29 09:50:18 PM  

Hollie Maea: Three Crooked Squirrels:

However, I disagree about Roberts. Seems to me he wants a legacy as much as anything else. Also seems to me that he wants the swing role Kennedy once had. A true swing justice wields a lot of power.

Not saying you are wrong, but what are some good examples of Roberts "legacy over ideology" votes?


Obamacare for one. And the perpetual determination that nobody has standing to bring a case against any companies.
 
2014-04-29 09:58:58 PM  

namatad: fusillade762: I'm sure SCOTUS will take care of that eventually.

alas, it will be QUITE interesting to watch how SCOTUS decides this.
Because the logic of this decision is irrefutable, you are harming a MUCH larger number of citizens than you are preventing from committing fraud.

the net effect of the law is to clearly do harm, not prevent harm


well SCOTUS decided that racism was over so we didn't need affirmative action or those voting laws in the south to protect minorities.
so if something doesn't exist we don't need laws protecting against it right?
 
2014-04-29 10:01:57 PM  

BSABSVR: KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?

Why did anyone ever tell you that you had any sense of how to compare things?


Why does my toe hurt?
 
2014-04-29 10:04:58 PM  
Huh.  I always thought Dems used the rationale of requiring car insurance was the reason why requiring health insurance was okay.   Isn't it much more of a burden to require people to sign up for health insurance and pay premiums than it is to get a picture ID?
 
2014-04-29 10:10:06 PM  
Why is my ID required to prove my age to bartenders?

Why is my ID the best way to crush and snort lines?

Why is ID software no longer releasing Doom games?

Why do I need life insurance?

Why do I have to register before I can post on FARK?

Why does James Bond need a license to kill?

Why I laugh?
 
2014-04-29 10:10:40 PM  

Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer.


Buying a gun is not a constitutional right, unlike voting.
 
2014-04-29 10:12:42 PM  

Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer. Or should the poor and minorities not be allowed to defend themselves? If you believe people should be required to provide ID to buy a firearm how do you justify your classism and racism?


I know you're a known trolling shiat, but since real life right wingers use this argument...

Guns:  For obvious reasons, insane criminals aren't allowed to purchase weapons.  ID is required to prevent them from killing people.

Voting:  ID's are wanted by Republicans to keep people from voting for Demoncrats.

Now, one of these goals is a compelling public interest.  And one is just unAmerican bullshiat that you should be ashamed of.
 
2014-04-29 10:12:42 PM  

tbeatty: Huh. I always thought Dems used the rationale of requiring car insurance was the reason why requiring health insurance was okay. Isn't it much more of a burden to require people to sign up for health insurance and pay premiums than it is to get a picture ID?


You can sign up for health insurance over a telephone, and if you can't afford it, you either get medicare or the requirement is waived.  That's not very burdensome.

But you already know it's a really stupid comparison.
 
2014-04-29 10:15:22 PM  

Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer. Or should the poor and minorities not be allowed to defend themselves? If you believe people should be required to provide ID to buy a firearm how do you justify your classism and racism?


Goddamn but you gun nuts will just leap at the chance of grinding your pet axe at the slightest provocation regardless of whether it has anything to do with the topic at hand.
 
2014-04-29 10:15:48 PM  

KIA: Why is my ID used to force me to pay taxes?

Why is my ID required to open a bank account?

Why do I need an ID / license to drive?

Why do I need proof of insurance?

Why do I have to register for W-9s at work?

Why do people need licenses to do particular jobs?


Papers please.
 
2014-04-29 10:15:50 PM  

you are a puppet: Why is my ID required to prove my age to bartenders?

Why is my ID the best way to crush and snort lines?

Why is ID software no longer releasing Doom games?

Why do I need life insurance?

Why do I have to register before I can post on FARK?

Why does James Bond need a license to kill?

Why I laugh?


Why don't you answer my question about my toe hurting?
 
2014-04-29 10:16:10 PM  

BSABSVR: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Marcus Aurelius: It's meant to stop legitimate voters from voting.

Legitimate voters?  Since when are poor people and the elderly legitimate voters?

The elderly are super legitimate voters.  If they are white, middle class and just feel uncomfortable around the coloreds.

Well, in the GOP's worldview, there (R) legitimate voters, and (D)legitimate voters.
 
2014-04-29 10:17:19 PM  

JosephFinn: Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer.

Buying a gun is not a constitutional right, unlike voting.


Oh, I *like* you.
 
2014-04-29 10:18:48 PM  

JosephFinn: Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer.

Buying a gun is not a constitutional right, unlike voting.


JosephFinn: Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer.

Buying a gun is not a constitutional right, unlike voting.


I am pretty sure it is.
 
2014-04-29 10:19:45 PM  

you are a puppet: Why is my ID required to prove my age to bartenders?

Why is my ID the best way to crush and snort lines?

Why is ID software no longer releasing Doom games?

Why do I need life insurance?

Why do I have to register before I can post on FARK?

Why does James Bond need a license to kill?

Why I laugh?


Why do fools fall in love?
 
2014-04-29 10:21:25 PM  

Mrtraveler01: you are a puppet: Why is my ID required to prove my age to bartenders?

Why is my ID the best way to crush and snort lines?

Why is ID software no longer releasing Doom games?

Why do I need life insurance?

Why do I have to register before I can post on FARK?

Why does James Bond need a license to kill?

Why I laugh?

Why do fools fall in love?


Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
 
2014-04-29 10:21:36 PM  

tbeatty: Huh.  I always thought Dems used the rationale of requiring car insurance was the reason why requiring health insurance was okay.   Isn't it much more of a burden to require people to sign up for health insurance and pay premiums than it is to get a picture ID?


I'm almost entirely sure that you can forgo purchasing health insurance and still vote.
 
2014-04-29 10:23:38 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer. Or should the poor and minorities not be allowed to defend themselves? If you believe people should be required to provide ID to buy a firearm how do you justify your classism and racism?

I know you're a known trolling shiat, but since real life right wingers use this argument...

Guns:  For obvious reasons, insane criminals aren't allowed to purchase weapons.  ID is required to prevent them from killing people.

Voting:  ID's are wanted by Republicans to keep people from voting for Demoncrats.

Now, one of these goals is a compelling public interest.  And one is just unAmerican bullshiat that you should be ashamed of.


I actually am ashamed of voter ID laws. But unlike you I am consistent in my support of freedom. You just want get blacks to vote then send them back into the ghetto to be murdered whereas I believe that they should be able to defend themselves.
 
2014-04-29 10:25:49 PM  

Flashlight: JosephFinn: Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer.

Buying a gun is not a constitutional right, unlike voting.

JosephFinn: Flashlight: The next thing to go down should be the requirement to show ID when buying a gun from a dealer.

Buying a gun is not a constitutional right, unlike voting.

I am pretty sure it is.


No. Possessing a gun is a constitutional right.
 
2014-04-29 10:27:13 PM  

Fart_Machine: Mrtraveler01: you are a puppet: Why is my ID required to prove my age to bartenders?

Why is my ID the best way to crush and snort lines?

Why is ID software no longer releasing Doom games?

Why do I need life insurance?

Why do I have to register before I can post on FARK?

Why does James Bond need a license to kill?

Why I laugh?

Why do fools fall in love?

Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?


Why do I have to get an ID number for when babby fully formed?
 
2014-04-29 10:27:50 PM  

Hollie Maea: Three Crooked Squirrels:

However, I disagree about Roberts. Seems to me he wants a legacy as much as anything else. Also seems to me that he wants the swing role Kennedy once had. A true swing justice wields a lot of power.

Not saying you are wrong, but what are some good examples of Roberts "legacy over ideology" votes?


Obamacare and Cal Prop 8 come to mind. He came down on the liberal side of each of those, but didn't have to really accept liberal arguments. In one, he settled on the tax idea, in the other, he broke a tie on a technicality. To me, both reek of him wanting to cast a surprising vote in a HUGE case, but not wanting the decision to hold much precedence beyond the unique cases before the court. Just my impression.
 
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