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Judge denies request to put voter ID on hold

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge will not put a lawsuit over Wisconsin’s voter identification law on hold while another similar challenge is pending in a different court.

The U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Wednesday posted a note in the court file saying the state Department of Justice’s request for a stay in the case was denied. The state requested on Monday that the case be put on hold.

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to allow people to vote in the August primary election even if they are having trouble getting the required ID.

The court’s note written after a Tuesday status conference indicates the groups plan to file a motion on that issue by the middle of June.

Another voter ID lawsuit is pending in federal court in Madison.

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