Wilenchik & Bartness wins bench trial representing Arizona Counties

Published on March 12, 2011

Dennis Wilenchik and Kathleen Rapp, representing the Elections Officials from 12 of the 15 Arizona Counties, worked hand-in-hand with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to defeat a challenge to the Arizona Voter ID and Proof of Citizenship laws. The complex litigation included three consolidated cases brought by individuals and special interests groups seeking to overturn Arizona’s election integrity laws. After more than two years of litigation driven by MALDEF and other out-of-state Plaintiff’s organizations, Judge Silver of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona issued a 49-page order finding that the State and Counties had properly upheld the will of the people, rejecting all constitutional challenges to the laws.