Before November, Voter ID Foes Want Another Go

     CHICAGO (CN) – Opponents of Wisconsin’s embattled voter ID law have asked the 7th Circuit to reconsider enforcing the law they say will prevent many from voting if enforced for November elections.
     The law has bounced between courts all year, and a rehearing en banc might see the circuit backtrack on an only week-old order.
     After the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the law, a federal judge struck it down for constitutional and Voting Rights Act violations. Citing revisions that the state court made “to make it easier for persons who have difficulty affording any fees to obtain the birth certificates or other documentation needed under the law, or to have the need for documentation waived,” the 7th Circuit lifted the injunction within hours of oral arguments on Friday.
     The law’s opponents, which include the American Civil Liberties Union, the AFL-CIO, churches and Latino advocacy groups, hope for better luck en banc than they had before the panel, which included Judges Frank Easterbrook, Diane Sykes and John Tinder.

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