Coalfire wrote:Yeah and that is the problem already constitutional, but the individual states are going to try and get out of it. Or am I wrong on that?
The opponents of these laws at least here in PA are fighting it at the state level. They lost the case a few weeks back and it's currently on appeal to the State Supreme Court. I'm sure that appeal will be decided before the election.
http://www.goerie.com/article/20120901/ ... high-court
Challengers seeking to block the new voter ID law argued in a filing with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday that a lower court decision applied the wrong legal standards in assessing the potential harm of the requirement.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and other opponents of the law requiring photo identification at the polls are appealing the decision of a Commonwealth Court judge that the requirement should go forward for the Nov. 6 general election. They had argued that many voters lack acceptable identification and that some would be unable to acquire the documents in time. But Judge Robert Simpson ruled that obtaining and presenting identification is not an unconstitutional burden and allowed the law to proceed.
......As the suit proceeds in state court, the Pennsylvania law faces additional scrutiny in a review by the U.S. Department of Justice for discrimination against minorities. On Thursday, a federal court struck down a Texas voter ID law on the grounds that it discriminates against low-income blacks and Hispanics.
The reporter has it wrong, again Texas falls under the Voting Rights Act. In the few Southern states that fall under this the DOJ can block laws affecting voting, PA is under no such restrictions. The DOJ blocked the legislation and it was actually Texas that took the DOJ to court.