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Republican leaders say no time for special session

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Republican leaders of the Wisconsin state Senate say there is not enough time for the Legislature to convene in special session and pass a voter identification law that can be in effect for the November election. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald tells the Wisconsin State Journal in a story published Thursday that a federal court ruling Tuesday striking down the law leaves little room for the Legislature to act. Fitzgerald says, ``It's not going to be resolved for the November election.'' Republican Senate President Mike Ellis agrees, saying calling a special session to pass a voter ID law would be an ``exercise in futility.'' The state Department of Justice is appealing Tuesday's ruling. Two separate cases are also pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

 

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