Challengers Stress Pa. Voter ID Law's Unconstitutionality

Law360, Harrisburg (August 1, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- In closing arguments at the trial over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law on Thursday, attorneys said the controversial measure created a needless and unreasonable restriction on ballot access in violation of the state’s constitution and called for a permanent injunction to prevent it from being enforced.

Arguing before Judge Bernard McGinley in the state’s Commonwealth Court, Public Interest Law Center Executive Director Jennifer Clarke said the law, known as Act 18, would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania voters by vesting them with the responsibility to obtain...
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