In a ruling released today, a Pennsylvania judge has struck down that state’s voter ID law as unconstitutional.
As summed up by NPR in an earlier post,
[The] legal challenge to Pennsylvania’s law was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union with 93-year-old Viviette Applewhite as the lead plaintiff. She’s a longtime voter, born in Philadelphia, who wouldn’t be able to get the ID she would need under new rules because she doesn’t have a birth certificate or other key identifying documents, such as a non-driving license.
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley found the law, which would require voters to show a state-issued photo ID before they could cast their ballots, invalid on its face.
More from NPR here.