Wisconsin judge upholds injunction against state voter ID law Jaimie Cremeans at 1:23 PM ET
[JURIST] A judge for Wisconsin's Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday denied a motion [opinion, PDF] to remove a temporary injunction [JURIST report] against a controversial new law [2011 Wisconsin Act 23, PDF] requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls. Judge David Flanagan said that the state did not produce enough evidence to show that the injunction will cause it irreparable harm. He ruled that it is more likely removal of the injunction will cause irreparable harm to voters:
It is the essence of what has been persuasively shown thus far in this case that a vital interest of the public will be harmed if the injunction is not maintained. The public interest is served by the temporary injunction, not harmed.
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