Skip to comments.Lawmaker withdraws in Photo ID case (WI)
Posted on 06/20/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Madison -- A state lawmaker is pulling his name from an effort to intervene in a lawsuit over the state's photo ID law.
Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer (I-Manitowoc) said he was withdrawing his name from a motion filed in the case after questions were raised about whether he was violating state ethics law by accepting legal help in making the filing.
"I'm not trying to get in a big fight over a technicality," Ziegelbauer said. "It's more trouble than it's worth."
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, filed the complaint against Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) and Ziegelbauer based on a Journal Sentinel report that the two were refusing to say who was funding their legal work.
Ross' complaint was filed with the Government Accountability Board, which oversees the state's ethics laws. Vos and Ziegelbauer have said they recently sought advice from the agency after the Journal Sentinel asked questions about the legal work.
The two lawmakers, along with a Kenosha County supervisor and three election workers, were trying to intervene in a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin challenging the state's voter ID law. A Dane County judge blocked the law earlier this year because he found it violated the state constitution.
Vos, Ziegelbauer and the others filed their motion to intervene only after the judge decided the case and the state appealed it. A Madison-based appeals court is expected to decide the matter in the next year or so.
The case is one of four that have been filed against the state's voter ID law. One other judge has blocked the law, at least temporarily, and it is expected to remain blocked until at least some time after the November election.
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FTA: ...it is expected to remain blocked until at least some time after the November election.
That is really crummy. We have been trying to get Voter ID in Wisconsin for at least 27 years (as long as I’ve lived here).
This is a Wisconsin ping.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
All of this legal activity to PREVENT cleaning up shoddy election rolls. Imagine that.
The government uses its resources against the people.
The FEC should be disbanded since illegal campaign contributions, illegal voting, illegal registration, voter intimidation, etc. are not prosecution. It’s more worthless bureaucracy.
“A Madison-based appeals court is expected to decide the matter in the next year or so”
Hey, take your time, Judge...nothing important about this...just the right to vote that is at the heart of our nation and for which good men and women have fought and died to preserve.
I think that Walker needs to ramrod this through, as it has already been duly voted on and passed & signed into law. He needs to ram it through to the WI Supreme Court and then to SCOTUS, who has already ruled in favor of Indiana’s photo ID law, which the WI photo ID law was nearly identical word for word. It is time to quit playing nice guy with these RAT bastard liberal demoRAT judges.
I agree. I’ve lived here 27 years, and this issue has come close to becoming law several times, only to be met with a veto by a Dem Governor. It’s long past due.
I believe that voter ID would have resulted in a different outcome in the 21st Senate District recall election.
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