Judge Richard Posner, who recently expressed one of his previous rulings that maintained the voter identification law in Indiana, attempted to curb a similar law from making its place in Wisconsin. But he didn’t seem to gain any votes.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Posner’s court based in Chicago, made a ruling on Monday that a law in Wisconsin that require voters to offer ID is deemed constitutional. The 3-judge panel made its play by pushing the law forward on its pending ruling.
A judge from a circuit court is allowed to inquire for a vote on whether to make another hearing on the case by a multi-judge panel. Posner made a request on the vote, which led to a 5-5 tie, from the 10 judges voting. This indicates that the 7th Circuit won’t visit the case under court rules.
Last week, the Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin from carrying out a vote ID measure on midterm elections. Previously, it maintained the voter ID law right after Posner.