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State Supreme Court considers Voter ID law

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Tuesday she's troubled by the state's voter photo ID requirements, saying it's not fair that people who lack identification may have to pay for supporting documents to obtain it. The League of Women Voters and the NAACP's Milwaukee branch have filed separate lawsuits challenging the Republican-authored voter ID mandate.

Justice Patience Roggensack cited the $20 fee associated with obtaining a birth certificate copy as reminiscent of a poll tax. A birth certificate is one of the documents necessary for a voter to be issued a state identification photo. For more on arguments before the state's high court, watch 27 News at 6. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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