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DOJ appeals judge's ruling to stop voter ID


MADISON (WKOW) – The Department of Justice filed Thursday to appeal a judge's ruling blocking the state's voter photo identification law.

DOJ filed its request with the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

That's after Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess, who blocked the law, refused Tuesday to lift the injunction.

State attorneys say the injunction should be put on hold until an appeals court can rule in the lawsuit filed by the NAACP's Milwaukee branch and Voces de la Frontera.

Another Wisconsin judge in a separate lawsuit also filed a temporary injunction blocking the law. DOJ appealed both decisions.

At this point, voters will not need to provide a photo ID to go to the polls for the April 3 presidential primary.

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