Both cases have been kicked back to the appellate court for review.
The state Supreme Court today refused to take up two lawsuits challenging the state’s voter ID law.
The court of appeals had asked the justices to directly take the cases that resulted in two Dane County judges issuing injunctions preventing enforcement of the requirement that voters show a state-issued ID at the polls before casting ballots. In both cases, the Department of Justice has appealed those injunctions.
The justices offered no comment on their decision in the separate one-page orders issued today in the suits filed by the League of Women Voters and the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP.
The appellate court will just have to do it’s job, I guess. Attorney General Van Hollen’s office issued the following statement:
“We are surprised and disappointed,” said Dana Brueck, a spokeswoman for Van Hollen. “We continue to believe that prompt action is required by an appellate court, and we’ll continue to pursue this matter in the Court of Appeals.”