Republican leaders say no time for special session

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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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