AG: Voter ID unlikely to be settled before Nov.

Van Hollen: Courts not rushing to get cases scheduled

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said he doesn’t believe challenges to Wisconsin’s voter identification law will be settled before the November election.

Van Hollen said the courts are showing no sense of urgency to get the cases scheduled.

He told WTMJ radio’s Charlie Sykes his agency has pulled ever legal maneuver possible to get the cases moving.

The 4th District Court of Appeals in April refused to lift an injunction blocking the law while it decides the case. State attorneys asked the appeals court to reverse the injunction in time for the spring recall elections.

A separate case before Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan is also pending.

That challenge was filed by the NAACP and immigrant advocacy group Voces de la Frontera.

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