Voter I.D. Law Battle
How will the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to not take up the law impact voters at the polls? Video by nbc26.comvideo
The State Supreme Court refuses to take up Wisconsin's voter I.D. law. This as a trial began in Dane County to hear two lawsuits challenging the law. So what does the court's decision mean for voters?
We talked to an attorney to break it all down.
"For the immediate future, there won't be a voter I.D. law in effect. But certainly sometime perhaps later on this year, there might be a decision by the courts to reverse it or the process may drag on past the November elections," attorney Len Kachinsky said.
Kachinsky tells us the State Supreme Court only takes up 5% of the cases they get.
"They took the collective bargaining law up very rapidly because of the impending budget crisis, but this is a little bit less urgent," Kachinsky said.
Only time will tell if voters will have to show photo-ID at the polls.
"For now, the battle is going to continue on both sides. We probably won't see a final resolution of this until late this year," Kachinsky said.
The trial is expected to last until Friday.