Pa. Voter ID Law Will Suppress Thousands, Plaintiffs Argue

Law360, Harrisburg (July 15, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs challenging Pennsylvania's new voter identification law told a state judge Monday that the law could not be implemented without disenfranchising thousands of voters, as opening statements unfolded for the highly anticipated trial in a Harrisburg courtroom.

Michael Rubin of Arnold & Porter LLP, who joined the American Civil Liberties Union and a range of other voter rights groups in representing the plaintiffs, told Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley that state officials knew the law would make it harder for individuals to vote.

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