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Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law From Going Into Effect

Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas would have kept the law in effect.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday night issued an order blocking Wisconsin's new voter identification law from being enforced in the upcoming election.

Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas would have kept the law in effect.

The Supreme Court decision vacates a September 12 decision of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that would have allowed enforcement of the voter ID law in the upcoming elections.

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.

Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.

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