Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Law Back To Lower Court

The state Supreme Court has vacated a lower court’s decison upholding Pennsylvania’s voter ID law and ordered the court to review the decision. The high court ruled that the lower court should evaluate whether the state is actually capable of getting identification to state voters as the law prescribes.

While finding that Pennsylvania legislators had acted in “good faith,” the Supreme Court ruled that their “ambitious effort” to provide a new identification procedure “has by no means been seamless in light of the serious operational constraints faced by the executive branch.”