Pennsylvania Court Refuses to Grant Preliminary Injunction in Voter ID Case

August 17, 2012

This is an update to my article a few weeks ago about voter id fraud.  According to an article by Joe Palazzolo from the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, Commonwealth Judge Robert Simpson decided on August 15 to deny a preliminary injunction intended to block the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law.  The plaintiffs in the case have said they intend to appeal the decision, but because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is evenly divided between three Democrats and three Republicans, the plaintiffs will likely meet some difficulty in getting this decision overturned.

Judge Simpson’s opinion can be found at 2012 WL 3332376.

To keep track of the appeal, save the following search as a Westclip on Westlaw in the PA-BRIEF-ALL database: