Attorney General Holder says Justice Department is 'heartened' by court's ruling against Texas voter ID law; 'We are also pleased that the Supreme Court has refused to allow Wisconsin to implement its own restrictive voter identification law' - statement
Wisconsin attorney general's office on Supreme Court's same-sex marriage action: 'The Department, having made every effort to fulfill its duty to defend the state constitution, will now work with its state agency clients to implement the order' - statement
Editor's note: @Reuters reports that by rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, the Supreme Court has left intact lower-court rulings that struck down bans in those states - Grace
Wisconsin /wɪsˈkɒnsən/ is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state comprises 72 counties.
Wisconsin's geography is diverse, with the Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupying the western part of the state and lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline.
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for cheese. Manufacturing and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.