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Wis. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on voter ID law

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Wis. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals on voter ID law

By WTMJ News Team & The Associated Press. CREATED Apr 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr 16, 2012

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Monday that it would refuse to initially take up appeals by the Wisconsin Department of Justice about rulings which block the voter ID law.

Two judges in Madison have issued injunctions stopping the law from taking effect. 

The state appealed the rulings and the appeals court kicked the case right up to the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court is now returning the cases to the appeals court for now. 

Today's ruling will delay any final outcome over the future of the voter ID law.  It's unlikely there will be a final ruling before the upcoming recall election.

Four of the seven justices had to agree to take the cases for the high court to hear them.

Two separate state appeals courts last month had asked the court to take up the appeals and consolidate the cases in order to speed resolution.

Check back for more details on this breaking story as they come in to us.