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EDITORIAL: The value of a signature withheld

Pure objectivity is a myth. In that respect, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan did nothing wrong when he signed a petition in November to recall Gov. Scott Walker and then, in March, granted a temporary injunction to stop the law that requires every voter show a photo ID before casting a ballot.

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29 judges sign Walker recall petition

More than two dozen Wisconsin judges from 16 counties were among the tens of thousands of people who signed petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker, according to a newspaper analysis.

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BLAWG LOG: Borsuk on photo ID lawsuit

With its challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, the NAACP is carrying on a struggle for voting rights that dates back to the post-Civil War era, James Hall, president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, told the Law School’s Mike Gousha and an audience of more than 100 during an “On the Issues” session last week.

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2nd judge strikes down state’s voter ID law (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin judge on Monday struck down the state's voter identification law less than a week after another judge temporarily stopped it, complicating plans for state officials who want the law in place for the upcoming presidential primary.

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Judge temporarily stops new voter ID law 
(UPDATE)

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction to stop the state's controversial new voter identification law, but Republicans immediately questioned it after records showed the judge signed a petition to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

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Groups hope to stop voter ID law

When Florence Hessing tried to get a state-issued photo identification card to comply with Wisconsin's new voter ID law, the 95-year-old was told she needed her birth certificate.

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NAACP plans nationwide protests on voter ID laws

By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The NAACP is joining with minority and labor groups for a series of protests around the country meant to move discussion of voter identification laws out of policy circles and onto street corners, the organization’s president said Tuesday. Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on the steps of New York City Hall with ...

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Voter ID laws target rarely occurring voter fraud

By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Several states adopted new laws last year requiring that people show a photo ID when they come to vote even though the kind of election fraud that the laws are intended to stamp out is rare. Even supporters of the new laws are hard pressed to come up with large numbers of ...

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DOJ asked to monitor voter ID law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state bar’s civil rights section’s chairwoman wants the U.S. Department of Justice to review the state’s new voter photo identification law and monitor its implementation. In an Aug. 26 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder released Wednesday, Sally Stix said the law could potentially suppress the vote of thousands of Wisconsin residents without solving ...

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Walker signs photo ID requirement into law 
(UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Wednesday a requirement that voters in Wisconsin show photo identification at the polls, marking the end of a nearly decade-long push by Republicans to enact it. Opponents are expected to challenge the constitutionality of the law in court, but it wasn’t clear if those would ...

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Senate passes voter ID bill, sends to Walker (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would require Wisconsin voters to show photo identification during a ragged session Thursday, clearing the way for Gov. Scott Walker to sign the measure into law next week. Assembly Republicans passed the measure in a late-night session last week. Republicans ...

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