Pa. Commonwealth Court Upholds State Voter ID Law

Law360, Philadelphia (August 15, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania's controversial voter identification law was allowed to stand Wednesday after a state appeals court ruled that the petitioners' challenge was unlikely to prove the patent unconstitutionality of the measure on the merits and denied a preliminary injunction.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson Jr. ruled that the case did not warrant a so-called strict-scrutiny approach in determining the constitutionality of the law, which requires citizens to present certain qualifying photo ID when voting, as the state Legislature has traditionally been given wide berth in regulating elections....
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