Under Thursday's order from the Supreme Court, Wisconsin's voter ID law will now almost certainly be suspended for the 2014 election, although the order does not indicate whether the justices are likely to strike the law down permanently at a later date.
Brad Schimel, the district attorney in Waukesha County, Wisconsin and the Republican nominee to be that state's next attorney general, said that if he had been the chief legal officer in a Jim Crow state, he would have defended that state's ban on interracial marriage in court.
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Wednesday's order from Justice Kennedy suggests that, whatever the Court intended to accomplish when they denied review in several marriage equality cases on Monday, they are not yet ready to get out of the way completely and allow equality to flourish in all fifty states.