Two separate judges, on March 6 and March 12, 2012, issued injunctions preventing the Government Accountability Board from enforcing photo ID requirements in 2011 Act 23. The Wisconsin Department of Justice appealed those injunctions, and the appeals were certified to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which sent them back to the respective Courts of Appeals.
On May 30, 2013, the Court of Appeals District IV reversed the circuit court's judgement and injuction in the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin's case. The League is conisdering its options with regard to further legal review.
The voter ID law continues to be blocked by the injunction ordered in the other case. The Appeals Court decision is a limited one. The Court of Appeals declined to find that the Voter ID law is unconstitutional in the absence of evidence that the requirement impairs the rights of qualified citizens to vote. Such evidence was not presented in this case. Thus, the May 30 decision does not resolve the constitutionality of the law. Other cases are still pending in state and federal courts that address the impairment issue.
Other key provisions of Act 23 remain in effect: