Lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's voter ID law
Court/Assoc.: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Attorneys/Firms: Witold Walczak (ACLU of Pennsylvania); Jennifer Clarke (PILCOP); Marian Schneider, Denise Lieberman (Advancement Project); David P. Gersch, Donna Patterson, John A. Freedman, Michael Rubin, Whitney Moore, Bassel C. Korkor, Dawn Yamane Hewett, Kate Dumouchel, Daniel Bernstein (Arnold & Porter)
On May 1, 2012, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Advancement Project, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP), and the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP filed a lawsuit in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to overturn the voter ID law passed by the General Assembly in March 2012.
The lawsuit alleged that the state's voter photo ID law violates the Pennsylvania Constitution by depriving citizens of their most fundamental constitutional right - the right to vote.