From our friends @PolitiFactWisc:
Separate judicial rulings in Wisconsin and Texas on Oct. 9, 2014 gave cheer to opponents of state laws requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
Here’s part of what the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, had to say in a statement:
"With less than ten days before early voting starts in Texas and Wisconsin, I am pleased with the judicial decisions yesterday striking down burdensome photo ID laws in those states."
Did the brief Supreme Court order "strike down" the Wisconsin statute?
The DNC leader was in a minority in using that terminology, we found in reviewing media reports and reactions from legal and political observers.
But the New York Times’ headline on its story may have influenced some -- and in fact a DNC spokesman pointed it out to us in providing backup for Wasserman Schultz’s claim.
"Courts Strike Down Voter ID laws in Wisconsin and Texas," the paper’s online headline declared Oct. 9, 2014.
The story beneath that headline, though, used "struck down" only when referring to the Texas ruling. Here’s what it said about Wisconsin: "TheSupreme Court on Thursday evening stopped officials in Wisconsin from requiring voters there to provide photo identification before casting their ballots in the coming election."
There’s a significant difference between the rulings in the two states. Turn to PolitiFact Wisconsin's full report.