Friday, September 26, 2014

Bum lottery, court composition, gives ID a win

The full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals splits 50-50 on whether to hold a full hearing on Wisconsin voter ID, so without a majority, the first 3-0 ruling in favor of ID is affirmed. 

The 50-50 split followed the party of the judges' appointing President - - three appointed by Democratic Presidents voted for a hearing, joining two GOP-appointed judges; five other GOP-based appointees voted not to have a hearing.

What a mess.

I hope there are resources for an appeal to the US Supreme Court, as our election process here right now is somewhere between chaotic and rigged.


MadCityVoter said...

Judge Posner voting for a rehearing means a lot -- he is more respected than the other nine 7th Circuit judges combined, and would usually be considered a conservative.

Judge Sykes should have recused herself. And the rest of the "no rehearing" side should have gotten a clue, or a lick of common sense. This will come back to bite them.

Boxer said...

The "process" as you so generously call it, is rigged to make it look like chaos.