Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Sent Back By State Supreme Court To Lower Court For Reconsideration
Posted: 09/18/2012 1:43 pm Updated: 09/18/2012 1:56 pm
In a potentially significant victory for Democrats, the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court with instructions for that judge to reconsider issuing an injunction.
"We are not satisfied with a mere predictive judgment based primarily on the assurances of government officials," the court wrote.
<..> If those procedures are not being followed, or if the judge was "not still convinced...that there will be no voter disenfranchisement arising out of the Commonwealth’s implementation of a voter identification requirement for purposes of the upcoming election" then he would be "obliged to enter a preliminary injunction," the higher court wrote.