In Harrisburg Pennsylvania, the State Supreme Court today, by a 4-2 vote, has remanded the controversial Voter Photo ID Law back to the lower court. As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer:
The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.
The Supreme Court decision gave the lower court until October 2nd to determine the impact and the ability of the state to insure voting eligibility protections. With today’s remand, the lower court will face pressure from plaintiffs and advocacy groups to overturn the law on constitutional grounds, but – more compellingly – that there is simply not enough time or state facilities available to get the required Photo ID’s into the hands of upwards of 750,000 voters impacted by the new requirement by the November 6th General Election.