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Pennsylvania Voter ID law struck down as unconstitutional

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On January 17, 2014 @ 10:09 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In a ruling [1] 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 [2].

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[1] ruling: http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-647/file-3490.pdf?cb=a5ec29

[2] here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/17/263364689/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-struck-down

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