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Judge denies request in voter ID lawsuit

Judge David Flanagan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge has upheld his temporary injunction of the state’s voter identification law.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ruled Thursday against a state Department of Justice request to lift his temporary injunction. The state Department of Justice says it will appeal.

Flanagan granted the temporary injunction on March 6. Another Wisconsin judge later filed a permanent injunction in a different lawsuit.

The decision continues to scramble plans for state officials who want the law in effect for the state’s April 3 presidential primary.

Republicans have criticized Flanagan for signing a recall petition in November against Gov. Scott Walker.

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