Updated: Mar 20, 2012 2:14 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has refused to lift his permanent injunction of the state's voter photo identification law.
The state Department of Justice asked Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess last week to lift the injunction. Niess refused the request Tuesday.
Niess granted the injunction March 12, less than a week after another Wisconsin judge filed a temporary injunction in a separate lawsuit challenging the law. DOJ has appealed both decisions.
Republicans want the injunctions erased before the April 3 presidential primary. They fear the court cases have created uncertainty over the law and will confuse voters.
The law's opponents say the measure will disenfranchise minority groups as well as the poor, students and senior citizens who lack photo identification.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.
J.B. Van Hollen
Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.
Copyright © 2009 – 2013 LIN Media. All rights reserved.
Wisconsin Politics | Videos |
Races | Offices |
Terms and Conditions |
RSS Feed |