Van Hollen Wants Supreme Court to take ID Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will ask the state Supreme Court to bypass lower courts and consider his appeal to decisions blocking the state's voter identification law.

Van Hollen said in a release Tuesday the move is being done to ensure the law requiring voters show photo identification at the polls is in place for the Nov. 6 presidential election.

Van Hollen says the Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court to hear appeals in both cases in state courts which lower court judges blocked implementation of the law.

Two other federal lawsuits in Milwaukee challenging the law are also pending.


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