JUDGE UPHOLDS STATE CONSTITUTIONALITY
OF GOP PHOTO ID VOTING RESTRICTIONS IN PA
Plaintiffs vow to appeal ruling by Republican judge as 1.6 million legal
votes said to be imperiled by new law this November…
A state court has upheld the state constitutionality of the new Republican-enacted polling place Photo ID restriction law in Pennsylvania which critics say may imperil the votes of more than a million legally registered voters in the Keystone State this November.
In his 70-page ruling [PDF] issued today, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson acknowledged that the plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and other civil rights organizations, “did an excellent job of ‘putting a face’ to those burdened by the voter ID requirement,” but failed to demonstrate “facial unconstitutionality”. The judge did not rule on the merits of the case, but on whether or not it could be enjoined by the court.
The plaintiffs, who had predicted a “slam dunk” ruling in their favor after the close of the trial, have vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court, given the remarkable set of facts presented before and during the trial in their favor…
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