- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The three federal appellate judges who will decide whether Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law is valid are all Republican appointees.

Civil rights advocates are challenging the GOP-authored law. A federal district judge in Milwaukee has already struck it down but Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to overturn that ruling and reinstate the law.

Oral arguments were set for Friday in Chicago. The three judges who will handle the case were all appointed by Republican presidents - Ronald Reagan appointed Judge Frank Easterbrook in 1985 and George W. Bush appointed Judge Diane Sykes in 2004 and John Tinder in 2007.

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