SCOTUS Asked to Block Voter ID Requirement in Wisconsin

Papers were filed Thursday with the Supreme Court to stop the enforcement of the voter ID requirement in Wisconsin for the November 2014 election. Opponents claim there is not enough time to "implement new ID requirements in the five weeks before the election."

The voter ID law has made its way up the chain of the legal system.

A federal judge struck down the law last spring as unconstitutional. A three-judge ruling allowed the identification requirements to go forward. Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago hit a deadlock on the issue, voting 5-5 and leaving the law intact.

 

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