- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to allow a liberal group to file a brief arguing Wisconsin transportation officials can’t issue enough photo IDs to voters before the Nov. 4 election.

A number of legal challenges has kept Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law from taking effect. A 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel ruled this month, however, that election officials can reinstate the law for the upcoming election.

The ACLU and the Advancement Project have asked the full appellate court to reconsider the decision. One Wisconsin Institute filed a brief Monday arguing Wisconsin’s Division of Motor Vehicles offices aren’t open for enough hours before the elections to get IDs to everyone who needs them.

The 7th Circuit refused to accept the brief on Tuesday. It offered no explanation.

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