Absentee Ballot Decision Heads Back To 7th Circuit Court

The legal case over the deadline for absentee ballots in the November election is headed back to federal court. In a 4-3 decision Tuesday, the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Republican legislators have authority to challenge a ruling that pushed the deadline back six days. Republicans have asked a federal court to overturn Judge William Conley’s ruling that extended the deadline. Conley also pushed back the final day to register to vote online or by mail, along with other changes. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had previously ruled lawmakers lacked standing to appeal the ruling. The case will now go back to the 7th Circuit for more deliberations.