Tuesday, April 29, 2014

4-30-14 voter id-walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal court ruling striking down Wisconsin's law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls could lead to lawmakers returning for a special session.  Republican Gov. Scott Walker said last month that he would call lawmakers into special session if the courts ruled against the law. Walker signed it in 2011 and has made it a priority.  U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman on Tuesday sided with opponents of the law and ruled that the law violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. A separate challenge is pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Walker's spokeswoman says a reaction to the ruling was coming shortly.  Republican legislative leaders have said they would support a special session to pass a law that could be in effect for the November elections.

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