Federal appeals court says no dispute remains on voter ID
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal appeals court says that since Wisconsin does not plan to enforce a photo identification requirement for the April 7 election, it does not need to consider extending a judicial block to the law.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday declared that a request from the American Civil Liberties Union for the law to be stayed was moot. The ACLU asked for the stay so the photo ID requirement would not be in place for the election less than two weeks away.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel agreed that it is too close to the election to enforce the law.
The appeals court says given that the state does not plan to enforce the requirement until after the election, there is "no controversy requiring judicial resolution."