- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter ID law say they’re thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the state from implementing the law in time for the November election.

Molly Collins of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin says they now have 90 days to file a formal petition asking the Supreme Court to take up the case, which means the law can’t be reinstated by Nov. 4.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also welcomed the decision.

But Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen defended the law, saying he still believes it’s constitutional.

Some justices raised concerns that absentee ballots have already been sent out with no notification of the need to present photo IDs.

Van Hollen says he’ll explore alternatives to address the high court’s concerns.


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