Judge Strikes Down Pa. Voter ID Law

Law360, Philadelphia (January 17, 2014, 12:40 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania's voter identification law was struck down Friday after a judge in the state's Commonwealth Court ruled that the controversial measure unconstitutionally blocked residents unable to obtain qualifying ID from access and failed to serve a legitimate government interest.

Judge Bernard McGinley, who presided over a nearly three-week trial in the case in July, said that the government's lack of evidence of in-person voter fraud prevented him from concluding that the law served a purpose legitimate enough to justify the burdens it placed on individuals unable...
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