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Wisconsin Supreme Court backs GOP law on voter ID
Wisconsin Supreme Court backs GOP law on voter ID

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld state requirements that people show photo identification before being allowed to vote, the latest battle over how to regulate the polls. In a split ruling, the court backed the photo requirement, strongly pushed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. However, there is still a pending suit on the issue which was initially struck down by a federal court in April. Earlier this week, the U.S. Justice Department filed a brief opposing the law, saying that the photo ID requirement unfairly limited participation by minority voters. “Voter ID is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our elections,” Walker said in a statement....

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