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Wis. Voter ID Ruling Could Lead to Special Session

Updated: 04/29/2014 3:21 PM
Created: 04/29/2014 2:11 PM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal court ruling striking down Wisconsin's law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls could lead to lawmakers returning for a special session.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker said last month that he would call lawmakers back if the courts ruled against the law. Walker signed it in 2011 and has made it a priority.

But Walker's spokeswoman Laurel Patrick wouldn't comment Tuesday on a possible special session, saying only that the governor believed the law was constitutional and would ultimately be upheld. Patrick says the decision is being reviewed for "any potential action."

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman sided with opponents of the law and ruled that the law violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. A separate challenge is pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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