MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit against the state’s controversial new voter identification law.

Judge Richard Niess will hear oral arguments Thursday against the law from the League of Women Voters in Dane County Circuit Court. Niess will decide if the case should proceed.

The lawsuit names Gov. Scott Walker and members of the Government Accountability Board. Attorneys for the defendants want the case dismissed.

The League of Women Voters say the law disenfranchises eligible voters. But supporters of the law say it helps prevent fraud.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP’s Milwaukee chapter have also filed lawsuits against the law. Those suits are still pending.

The law is scheduled to be in effect for the state’s spring primary in February.

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Comments (2)
  1. Tom says:

    The reason for this law is because Conservatives are claiming and have been claiming for the longest time of wide spread voter fraud. There is no wide spread voter fraud. It only exists in conservatives delusional mind. Now if the judge is smart and they bring up voter fraud as to why this law needs to kept then the judge would ask for proof.

  2. Jackie says:

    It s sad that the ACLU and NAACP think of a race being so dumb that they are unable to obtain a photo I D. I’m offended!

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