Judge's ruling on Wisconsin voter ID injunction expected Monday

CREATED Mar 12, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Dane County judge is expected to rule Monday on a possible second injunction barring enforcement of Wisconsin's voter ID requirement.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess' announcement at a hearing comes just days after a different judge in a separate case granted a temporary injunction.

Niess will decide whether to grant a permanent injunction that could further scramble plans for state board of election officials who want to have the law in effect for the April 3 presidential primary.

Attorneys for the League of Women Voters argued the law violates the state Constitution's explicit language giving everyone the right to vote by creating a certain condition for them to cast a ballot.

Earlier last week a Dane County judge imposed a temporary injunction suspending the photo ID portion of the law.