Pennsylvania's Photo ID Law Blocked, for Now

, The Legal Intelligencer


On Jan. 17, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley issued his long-awaited ruling on the challenge to Act 18, Pennsylvania's photo ID law, in Applewhite v. Commonwealth, 330 MD 2012. McGinley held that Act 18 cannot be applied consistent with its terms and that it violates Article I, Section 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The court permanently enjoined state officials from enforcing the act's photo identification requirement for voting.

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