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Judge Spikes Pennsylvania Voter ID Requirement

Issue likely headed to state Supreme Court

(Newser) - A nearly 2-year-old requirement that almost all of Pennsylvania's 8.2 million voters must show photo identification before casting a ballot was struck down today by a state judge, setting the stage for a courtroom showdown before the state's highest court. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley, a... More »

Judge Torpedoes Tough Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

Orders it be postponed until after the election

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania judge today put the brakes on the state's controversial voter ID law, ordering that it not be implemented during this year's presidential election. While an appeal to the state Supreme Court is still possible, the AP notes that the judge's decision was based on high... More »

Judge Won't Block Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania judge today refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats say will suppress votes among President Barack Obama's supporters. Opponents are expected to file an appeal within a day or two to the state Supreme Court as the Nov. 6... More »

Battle Over Voter-ID Laws Opens in Pennsylvania

Opponents say they're designed to hit minorities hardest

(Newser) - As the political war across the country over voter-ID laws rages, one crucial battle began today in the swing state of Pennsylvania. A state court will decide whether tough new rules disenfranchise low-income voters. The trial will likely last seven days, but the outcome will probably not be the final... More »

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