The federal district court in Frank v. Walker has issued this detailed ruling denying Wisconsin’s request for a stay pending appeal in the voter id case. A stay would have allowed Wisconsin to use its id law in the upcoming election. Wisconsin has already sought a similar stay in the 7th Circuit, and the 7th Circuit has asked for a response from plaintiffs by Aug. 19.
The district court ruling today not only denies the stay but defends the ruling against a number of attacks. I think the order makes it somewhat more likely that the 7th Circuit will not grant Wisconsin’s request for a stay pending appeal.