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Closing arguments expected soon in Wisconsin Voter ID case

Closing arguments expected soon in Wisconsin Voter ID case

By the Associated Press. CREATED Apr 19, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Closing arguments are expected soon in a court case challenging Wisconsin's voter photo ID law.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant advocacy group Voces de la Frontera filed a lawsuit in Madison in December alleging the ID requirements create an unreasonable burden on voters. State attorneys have countered few people lack identification and concerns about obtaining IDs are overblown.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan has issued a temporary injunction blocking the law from taking effect. He's been hearing arguments in the case since Monday. Both sides were expected to make their closing arguments sometime Thursday.

Another Dane County judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the law in a separate challenge brought by the League of Women Voters. The state has appealed that ruling.