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Wis. judge in voter ID case signed recall petition


A Wisconsin judge who filed a temporary injunction against the state's new voter identification law also signed a petition seeking the recall of GOP Gov. Scott Walker, who was a staunch supporter of the law.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday in a story on its website that Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan's signature appears in a recall petition dated Nov. 15. It also lists his wife, who circulated the petition.

The newspaper reports that Maureen McGlynn Flanagan confirmed she circulated the petition and that her husband signed it.

Flanagan's temporary injunction on Tuesday prevents the law from being in effect for the April 3 presidential primary.

The NAACP's Milwaukee branch and immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera filed its lawsuit last year. It names Walker as a defendant. A trial on whether to grant a permanent injunction is scheduled for April 16.

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