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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Sent Back

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In a potentially significant victory for Dems, the PA Supreme Court vacated a lower court's decision to uphold the states's restrictive new voter ID law on Tuesday, and asked the judge to consider enjoining it instead. The law, passed by a Republican legislature and governor, requires voters to have specific, state-issued photo ID -- a move that opponents say could disenfranchise tens of thousands of people, most of them minorities, students, and the elderly. 'We are not satisfied with a mere predictive judgment based primarily on the assurances of government officials,' the court wrote of arguments that voters would not be disenfranchised by the law. The court ruled 4-2, with two dissenting justices saying it should have blocked the law outright. One justice accused the court of 'punting' and said she would have 'no part in it.'

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