Judge's ruling on Wisconsin voter ID injunction expected Monday

the Associated Press

Judge's ruling on Wisconsin voter ID injunction expected Monday

By the Associated Press. CREATED Mar 12, 2012

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.