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Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws
Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election. In one ruling, the court upheld the constitutionality of the state's tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, supporting Walker, who used the law to climb to national political prominence. In other cases, the court approved the constitutionality of state requirements that people show photo identification before being allowed to vote. That law was challenged in federal court and lost; it is on hold pending appeal. Walker,...

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