Wis. voter ID headed to Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls are headed directly to the state Supreme Court.

Two separate appeals courts on Wednesday sent appeals of lower court decisions blocking the law directly to the Supreme Court.

One lawsuit was brought by the NAACP's Milwaukee branch and Voces de la Frontera, an immigrants' rights group. The other was brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.

Earlier this month, two different Dane County circuit court judges issued injunctions blocking the law before Tuesday's presidential primary.

The state Department of Justice appealed both decisions to the appeals court, which sent the cases to the Supreme Court.

The law's opponents say it will disenfranchise minority groups, the poor, students and senior citizens who lack photo identification.

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