Voter ID law blocked in Wisconsin

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    Madison - A Dane County judge will rule on whether to permanently block the state's new voter ID law on Monday, less than a week after a different judge blocked the law for the short term.

    Dane County Judge Richard Niess said from the bench Friday he would rule Monday on whether the requirement to show photo identification at the polls violates the state constitution.

    His announcement came three days after Dane County Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction halting the photo ID requirement for the April 3 election.

    On Friday, the state Department of Justice asked Flanagan to stay his injunction while it appeals the case.

    Flanagan has come under fire because he signed a petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker, who approved the voter ID law and is named in the case he heard. Niess did not sign the recall petition, according to his office.

    The ruling that will come out Monday is in a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin that argues the state constitution allows the Legislature to exclude felons and mentally incompetent people from voting, but not other classes of people. The new law creates a new category of people who cannot vote - those without photo ID - and thus violates the state constitution, the lawsuit argues.

    Whether Wisconsin's photo ID law will stand is widely considered to be decided by a higher court. In addition to the two Dane County cases, there are two challenges to the law in federal court in Milwaukee.

    Judge to decide Monday on whether to permanently block voter ID - JSOnline
     
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    Oh, neat.
     
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    You are supposed to seek medical attention if your hard-on (which robs blood from your brain) lasts more than four hours.

    You brain needs all the blood it can get. At this point any would be good as it seems it is getting nothing.
     
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    Another liberal activist judge using the bench to usurp the will of the People.
    Guess what Chrissie? This guy is pretty low on the judicial totem pole. His ruling will be overturned.
    Wishful thinking on your part.
     
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    But how can that be?? The judge is doing what Chris and the unions want, so he must be right.

    [/sarcasm]
     
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    The solution to the voter ID problem is to require an ID card that's issued for free, like a Social Security Card.

    Of course it would be a whole lot more effective if the ID card itself were more secure than a flimsy piece of paper with a name and number.

    Eh, :dunno: ya get what ya pay for.
     
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    Resist all you want, voter ID laws are coming.
     
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    Yeah, God forbid they require that you prove you are who you say you are before you can vote. The lefts motives on this issue are so obvious it's laughable.
     
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    Do you mean like this?


    http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/dldata.aspx?con=1749371755&ty=dl

    I am reasonably sure most other states that have picture ID requirements have this same provision. If the Wisconsin law does not have this requirement, they should amend it, but I will bet it already has it.
     
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    If they are smart it does, you always should hedge against the liberal propaganda machine.
     

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