Wisconsin Judge Won’t Rule On Voter ID Law

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 11:57 am

A Wisconsin judge has delayed a decision on whether to let a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s new voter identification law to proceed.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess heard arguments Thursday from the League of Women Voters and attorneys representing Gov. Scott Walker and the state’s elections board but did not rule.

Niess plans to be back in court to make a decision on March 9.

The League of Women Voters say the law disenfranchises eligible voters. But supporters of the law say it helps prevent fraud.

The Associated Press reports that the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP’s Milwaukee chapter have also filed lawsuits against the law. Those suits are still pending.

The law is scheduled to be in effect for the state’s spring primary in February.

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