A state lawmaker is pulling his name from an effort to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s photo ID law. Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer (I-Manitowoc) said he was withdrawing his name from a motion filed in the case after questions were raised about whether he was violating state ethics law by accepting legal help in making the filing. “I’m not trying to get in a big fight over a technicality,” Ziegelbauer said. “It’s more trouble than it’s worth.” Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, filed the complaint against Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) and Ziegelbauer based on a Journal Sentinel report that the two were refusing to say who was funding their legal work.
Ross’ complaint was filed with the Government Accountability Board, which oversees the state’s ethics laws. Vos and Ziegelbauer have said they recently sought advice from the agency after the Journal Sentinel asked questions about the legal work. … The case is one of four that have been filed against the state’s voter ID law. One other judge has blocked the law, at least temporarily, and it is expected to remain blocked until at least some time after the November election.
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