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Supreme Court hears Voter ID arguments; League of Women Voters of the Northwoods there to watchSubmitted: 02/25/2014

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com


MADISON - Should people have to show ID when they vote?

Wisconsin has been in a two-year legal deadlock over that question.

On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court heard arguments in what could be the final legal fight over that question.

"The right to vote is a fundamental right, in fact, the most fundamental right. It is what drives our democracy," argued plaintiff attorney Lester Pines.

"This case," said Assistant Attorney General Clayton Patrick Kawski, "is not about whether the voter ID law is good public policy. It is instead about whether the legislatute had the authority to enact such a law."

The League of Women Voters brought the lawsuit against the state.

They argued requiring ID takes away a fundamental voting right guaranteed in the state constitution.

Representatives from the League's Northwoods chapter were watching the arguments in court on Tuesday.

"Anything that nibbles away at that right to vote - the League of Women Voters has been fighting for 93 years to make sure people have that right to vote," League of Women Voters of the Northwoods Spokesperson Jane Trotter.

A public release of the Supreme Court's decision could be months away.

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