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Attorney General Van Hollen plans appeal of voter ID injunction

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Attorney General Van Hollen plans appeal of voter ID injunction

By The Associated Press & WTMJ News Team. CREATED Mar 7, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar 7, 2012

MADISON- Wisconsin's attorney general says he will appeal a judge's ruling to stop the state's new voter identification law.
  
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Wednesday he will move quickly to bring the ruling before an appellate court. He says he is confident the law will be upheld.
  
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan granted the temporary injunction Tuesday. It stops the contentious law from being in effect for the state's April 3 presidential primary election.
  
The Republican Party of Wisconsin has also filed a formal complaint with the state's Judicial Commission to investigate Flanagan for signing a petition in November to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker.  They say Flanagan failed to maintain impartiality.

A former justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court shared her opinion about the Dane County judge that granted a temporary injunction on Wisconsin's voter identification law that also signed a recall petition against Governor Walker.