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Wisconsin Supreme Court Thursday declined to take up two lower court rulings that the state’s voter ID laws violate the Constitution.
The high court issued two unsigned orders saying if it were to take up the issue it would only review both lower court cases at the same time, and that it had not received appeal briefs in one of the two case, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
Thursday’s court action suggests the law, requiring voters to present photo ID at the polls, will not be in effect for the Nov. 6 presidential election, the newspaper said.
Dane County Judge Richard Niess ruled in March, in a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, parts of the law are “unconstitutional to the extent they serve as a condition for voting at the polls.”