- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal appeals court won’t reconsider a decision allowing Wisconsin officials to re-implement the state’s voter photo identification law.

The American Civil Liberties Union and allied groups are challenging the Republican-authored law. A three-judge panel from 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the law is constitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday blocked the law from taking effect pending appeals, however.

The 7th Circuit released documents Friday announcing that Judge Richard Posner had asked all 10 judges to reconsider Monday’s decision, saying voter ID laws put an undue burden on the right to vote. The judges deadlocked 5-5 on the request, however, meaning it was denied.

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