The move comes after the state Supreme Court told Judge Robert Simpson this week that the law must be put on hold if there's any question about voters getting those identification cards. Vic Walczak legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, says the ruling shifts the burden of proof in the case.
Those in favor of the Voter ID law say it will protect integrity at the polls. The A-C-L-U and other groups are also asking Judge Simpson to issue a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the law without an evidentiary hearing. The groups claim the state can't possibly assure that some eligible residents won't be disenfranchised by the law on Election Day.