Wis. Supreme Court won't take voter ID cases
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to take up of appeals of rulings blocking a new state law requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls.
The court did not explain why it was not taking up either appeal in separate one page orders issued Monday.
Four of the seven justices had to agree to take the cases for the high court to hear them.
Two separate state appeals courts last month had asked the court to take up the appeals and consolidate the cases in order to speed resolution.
The photo ID requirement was blocked by two separate Dane County circuit court judges last month. A trial in one of those cases began Monday.