Wis. judge to revisit request to stop voter ID law

MADISON (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge will reconsider a group's request to temporarily stop the state's new voter identification law before a trial begins.

Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan on Monday scheduled a hearing for Feb. 24 to reconsider the NAACP's motion for a temporary injunction. He also scheduled a five-day trial for the lawsuit to begin April 16.

Flanagan denied the injunction request last week, saying NAACP plaintiffs did not sufficiently demonstrate irreparable harm for an injunction. The hearing will focus on new testimony, and will be three days after the law takes effect for the state's spring primary election.

The NACCP filed a lawsuit against the law last year. Two other separate lawsuits making similar arguments by other groups are pending.