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Hearing set for September 12 on Wisconsin voter ID law reinstatement

CHICAGO (WTAQ) - A federal appeals court has scheduled a hearing for September 12th on the Wisconsin Justice Department's effort to get the state's voter ID law reinstated.

A three-judge appellate panel in Chicago will hear arguments in the state's appeal of a ruling this spring.

Federal Judge Lynn Adelman said the photo ID voting requirement was unconstitutional and a violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the appellate court to overturn Adelman's ruling -- and while it's considering that, Van Hollen has asked that the voter ID mandate be put in place for the November 4th elections.

In July, the State Supreme Court ruled that the Republicans' 2011 voter ID law was constitutional -- but the law remained blocked until the federal courts resolve the issue.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)