by Jim Thompson
A black man with three forms of identification who “spent $200, visited two states, and made seven trips to different public institutions” all to obtain a valid voter ID still was unable to vote in Wisconsin’s presidential primary, writes Ari Berman in The Nation.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that District Judge Lynn Adelman should reexamine Wisconsin’s voter ID law, report Patrick Marley and Jason Stein at the Journal Sentinel. Adelman previously dismissed a challenge to the disenfranchising law last October.
In stark contrast to his counterparts in neighboring states, Louisiana Gov. Jon Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an executive order that establishes anti-bias protections for LGBT people and rescinds an earlier “religious freedom” order seen to enable anti-LGBT discrimination, says Chris Johnson in The Washington Blade.