The president of the Wisconsin Senate has crafted a bill that would require the state Supreme Court to take up constitutional challenges to state statutes directly and rule within a matter of months, removing lower courts from the cases.Read More »
A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.Read More »
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to overturn rulings blocking the state's voter identification law from being in effect for the November presidential election.Read More »
Pennsylvania's tough new voter identification law was challenged in court Tuesday by 10 registered voters, including some who say they are unable to get the kind of ID now required and one woman who said she had to pay for one despite the law's promise of a free photo ID.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the state's appeals of two rulings blocking Wisconsin's new voter ID law from taking effect, leaving the issue to lower courts to decide even with recall elections against the governor and five other Republican officials only weeks away.Read More »
An attorney challenging Wisconsin's new requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls called it "onerous and unreasonable burden" during opening statements in a trial Monday over the law's constitutionality.Read More »
Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, determining it was imperative to resolve the cases quickly given the slate of important upcoming elections, including the state's presidential primaries next week.Read More »