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Groups ask US Supreme Court to hear voter ID case

Civil rights advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse a decision upholding Wisconsin's voter photo identification law, arguing the case raises questions of national importance about limits on a state's ability to restrict voting.

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Court orders on voting rights mostly about timing

In seemingly contradictory voting-rights actions just a month before November's elections, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed new Republican-inspired restrictions to remain in force in North Carolina and Ohio while blocking Wisconsin's voter identification law.

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State asks court to let voter ID ruling stand

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to leave Wisconsin's law requiring voters to present photo identification in place, saying changing course now will create confusion heading into the Nov. 4 elections.

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Appeals court upholds voter ID law

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Wisconsin's requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls is constitutional, a decision that is not surprising after the court last month allowed for the law to be implemented while it considered the case.

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US Supreme Court asked to block voter law

Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take emergency action and block the requirement ahead of the Nov. 4 election, arguing there isn't enough time to implement the new rules.

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Sharply divided appeals court explains ID ruling (UPDATE)

A sharply divided federal appeals court issued dueling opinions Tuesday on Wisconsin's voter identification law, shedding light on the arguments of judges who pushed for and against allowing the requirement to take effect for the Nov. 4 election.

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DOJ: Leave voter ID decision alone

A federal appeals court should leave its decision allowing Wisconsin election officials to implement the state's voter photo identification law alone, state Department of Justice attorneys argued Tuesday.

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State given deadline to respond on voter ID

Wisconsin officials have been given until Tuesday to respond to a request that a federal appeals court reconsider its decision to reinstate a requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls.

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Appeals court reinstates voter ID law (UPDATE)

In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election.

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DMV to provide free documentation following voter ID ruling

In the wake of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that said it was unfair for residents to pay for documents to obtain a free photo ID for the purposes of voting, the state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that residents soon will be able to obtain the documents for free.

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Voter ID ruling creating confusion for primary

Voters will not have to show photo identification to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election, but poll watchers say they're still concerned there could be confusion thanks to a recent state Supreme Court ruling that the photo ID law is constitutional.

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Van Hollen asks court to lift voter ID injunction

In the wake of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision upholding the state’s Republican-passed voter ID law, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appellate court to lift an injunction on the law in a federal case.

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Voter ID ruling creates confusion

A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law that's designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion and may even open the door to the very type of behavior Republican lawmakers were trying to prevent.

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