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Gov. Walker: Let Voter ID Law work its way through legal process

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's content to let the Voter ID Law work its way through the legal process.

Before this decision Gov. Walker had said that he would contemplate calling a special session of the state Legislature to essentially rewrite the law to address judicial concerns.

On Tuesday, April 29th, Federal Judge Lynn Adelman invalidated the law. His decision says the law places too high of a burden on minority voters, many of whom do not have photo IDs.

Gov. Walker says he still believes having the law is an urgent necessity, even if it only prevents one fraudulent vote.

"I don't think, unlike some discussion earlier this year, when I thought the state Supreme Court had issued some sort of guidance as to any changes they may or may not want, that would be a pathway to a special session," said Gov. Walker.

Gov. Walker says in this case, he think it's pretty clear that this particular judge, Judge Adelman, just doesn't like the law, and that's why he thinks the appeals process is the most important way for the state to go forward.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to appeal and is asking the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to fast-track the case, in order to try to get the law back on the books for the November election.

Since the courts move at their own speed, there is no way to predict a timetable.