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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law


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wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-lawFox6 Milwaukee:

MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld a requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court.


Thursday’s rulings have no immediate impact given that the law was struck down in April by a federal judge in Milwaukee. His ruling is under appeal, and a federal appeals court would have to overturn it for the law to take effect.


Four lawsuits have been filed over the law passed in 2011. The Supreme Court issued rulings in two cases Thursday, concluding in both that the law was constitutional. One was brought by the League of Women Voters and the other came from the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.Scissors-32x32.png

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Federal appeals court adds Wisconsin voter ID hearing


Madison — A federal appeals court on Tuesday set a hearing in Wisconsin's voter ID case for Sept. 12, creating a 2 1/2 week stretch where three major cases will be argued.


In earlier orders, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has said it would hold hearings Aug. 26 in Wisconsin's gay marriage case and Sept. 9 in a dispute over a now-stalled investigation into whether conservative groups illegally coordinated with Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.


U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in April struck down as unconstitutional Wisconsin's 2011 voter ID law. Walker and GOP Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen are urging the appeals court to overturn the ruling and put the voter ID requirement in place for the Nov. 4 election.Scissors-32x32.png



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