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(A sign outside a Penndot office advertises the availability of voter ID cards which the law, later delayed, would have required on Election Day.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Plaintiffs In Pennsylvania Voter ID Case Ask Judge To Extend Block On The Law

The plaintiffs in the voter ID case are set to file papers today asking the Commonwealth Court to extend the block on the voter ID law. It was stopped only for the November election.

02/07/2013

ACLU Sues On Behalf of Philadelphia Student Arrested For Videotaping Police Activity

An ACLU attorney says Temple student Christopher Montgomery used his iPhone in January 2011 to record an altercation involving police and a mob in center city, and was arrested.

01/16/2013

(Notices posted in English and Spanish by the Committee of 70 alerted voters that they did not need to show ID cards for last November's election.)

Challenge to Pa. Voter ID Law Likely To Drag Beyond May 2013 Primary

ACLU legal director Vic Walczak says the judge will likely schedule a hearing between now and May to determine whether to block the law for the primary.

12/13/2012

(A sign at a Penndot center advertises that it offers a new, less stringent form of ID card usable only for voting purposes.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Is Back In Court Today

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is expected to layout the timeline for the remainder of the case, including the date when a final decision on the voter ID law could be made.

12/13/2012

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Law Enforcement Groups Push Congress To Force Cell Providers To Keep Your Texts

The nation’s top law enforcement groups are pushing Congress to force cell companies to hold on to your text messages. That’s raising concern among privacy groups.

12/06/2012

(Notices posted in English and Spanish by the Committee of 70 alerted voters that they did not need to show ID cards for last November's election.)

ACLU: Pennsylvania Gives False Voter Info In Spanish

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking Pennsylvania officials to immediately change what it says is false information for first-time voters on its Spanish-language voter-information website.

11/05/2012

Commonwealth Judge Denies ACLU Request To Change Voter ID Ads

A Commonwealth Court judge ruled Thursday that he will not interfere in a dispute between the state and voting rights advocates over voter ID ads.

11/02/2012

Stigall Show Log 10.25.12

Chris reviews the most recent polls in the race for President and Senate in Pennsylvania. He reacts to Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments on abortion and rape and President Obama’s appearance on the Tonight Show. He talks to Brandon Pugh, a 19-year-old candidate for Board of Education in Moorestown NJ, Eric Mercer, whose mother received a phone call from Anne Romney, Congressman Pat Meehan, and Nancy O’Dell from Entertainment Tonight.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/25/2012

Pennsylvania Wants Later Date For ACLU’s Voter ID Appeal

A week after a state court judge refused to block Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, the Commonwealth responded to the ACLU’s request for a swift appeal, saying a hearing date in mid-October would be ideal.

08/23/2012

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PennDOT’s ‘Unwritten Exceptions’ Allow Lead Voter ID Plaintiff To Get ID

PennDOT said they gave Viviette Applewhite, 93, a non-driver photo ID even though she did not have the required Social Security card, because she fell within one of the agency’s unwritten exceptions. So what are these exceptions? And who can qualify?

08/20/2012

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Opponents of Pa. Voter ID Law Vow Appeal

“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.

08/15/2012

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Need An ID To Vote? There’s An App For That

A national civil rights organization has launched a high-tech way to educate voters who they say will need an ID regardless of the outcome.

08/13/2012

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Judge Hears Closing Arguments In Pennsylvania Voter ID Trial

The ACLU and the Commonwealth gave closing arguments on Thursday in Pennsylvania’s voter ID case. Now, it’s up to the judge to decide.

08/02/2012

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Closing Arguments This Morning In Voter ID Case

After six days of testimony, the showdown over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will culminate this morning with closing arguments.

08/02/2012

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Testimony Concludes In Trial Over Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

It was the final day of testimony on Wednesday in the courtroom battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law — and an official from the City Commissioner’s office is expecting a mess at the polls in Philadelphia.

08/01/2012

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