Pennsylvania's Voter ID law goes to court on Monday
A trial set to begin Monday on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter-identification law represents a major step toward a judicial ruling on whether the photo requirement should be enforced at polling places statewide or thrown out as unconstitutional.
Nine days are set aside for the trial in Harrisburg in Commonwealth Court. Civil libertarians challenging the law and state officials defending it say they expect the state Supreme Court will ultimately decide the case.At issue is a voter-ID law that would be one of the strictest in the nation if it is upheld but which has never been enforced.
After legal jousting that reached the state Supreme Court, Judge Robert Simpson blocked enforcement in last year’s presidential election and again in this year’s municipal and judicial primary . . .