State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider taking up the voter ID law at the end of summer. Van Hollen thought it worthwhile to try to ask a second time for the court to take up the case despite the fact the composition of members has not changed.

Since the courts are bound by Wisconsin’s Constitution, not the politics of whoever is the given attorney general at the time, Van Hollen’s request is, in a way, disrespectful to the role of the judicial branch. It is like a child who keeps stomping their feet for something until they get their way. But maybe, just maybe, if he adds a pretty please and a few $20s, he might get his way this time.