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Second Wisonsin judge rejects voter ID law

July 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

MADISON, Wis., July 18 (UPI) -- A second Wisconsin judge ruled against the state's voter identification law, assuring the requirement will not be in place for the fall elections.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote Tuesday the requirement that all prospective voters show photo identification at the polls creates a "substantial impairment of the right to vote" guaranteed in the state constitution.

Flanagan's 20-page decision makes permanent a temporary injunction he issued in March in a complaint presented by the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera, and follows a similar ruling by another Dane County judge, Richard Niess, in a case brought by the League of Women voters of Wisconsin.

Voter ID proponents would have the difficult task of having both rulings lifted to get the law reinstated, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday.

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