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Statement from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen


MADISON — Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Department of Justice will appeal the decision issued today in League of Women Voters, et al. v. Walker, et al., Dane County Case No. 11-CV-4669. This afternoon, the Honorable Richard G. Niess issued his decision invalidating and enjoining Wisconsin's Voter ID law.


“Wisconsin's voter ID law is consistent with the constitution, and I will appeal this decision,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.


In another of the Voter Identification Law cases, last Friday the Department requested the Honorable David T. Flanagan stay his injunction pending appeal of his decision. Attorney General Van Hollen has previously indicated he will appeal that court's decision.


The Department of Justice is counsel for the Governor and members of the Government Accountability Board.