The Third Branch
Oral arguments draw interest
An overflow crowd visited the Capitol on Feb. 25 to hear oral argument before the Supreme Court in two cases challenging voter photo identification laws.
A fourth-floor hearing room was opened to accommodate visitors who were not able to fit into the Supreme Court hearing room, and a second-floor hearing room was made available to accommodate overflow media and distribution of the news pool video feed.
Both involved cases challenges to the validity of 2011 Act 23's photo identification requirements under the Wisconsin Constitution.