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(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Its Decision Overturning Voter ID Law

That means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.

04/29/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Closing Arguments In Pa. Voter ID Law Challenge Set For Thursday

After several hours of wrangling over analysis of data pertaining to how many voters were unable to obtain proper ID prior to last year’s election, the judge postponed closing arguments until Thursday.

07/31/2013

(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)

Arizona Voter ID Law Overturned; Little Effect Seen on Pennsylvania Law

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will be argued in Commonwealth Court next month but, according to ACLU attorney Vic Walczak, who represents the plaintiffs challenging the law, the issues are completely different.

06/17/2013

(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

(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

(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

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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Pennsylvania ACLU Puts New Voter ID Law In Its Legal Crosshairs

The Pennsylvania ACLU is assembling a legal team to challenge Pennsylvania’s just-passed voter ID law.

03/15/2012