Date Set For Hearing On Pa Voter Id Law

08.24.12 | Bob Price

The state Supreme Court ordered Thursday that the hearing be held Sept. 13 in Philadelphia.
 
The order ends a dispute between the law's opponents, who wanted a September hearing, and the Corbett administration, which urged waiting until October.
 
The law, which takes effect in the Nov. 6 election, requires all voters to show specific forms of photo ID at the polls.
 
Voting-rights groups filed suit to block the law and are appealing a Commonwealth Court ruling rejecting the request.
 
Republicans who passed the law without Democratic support say it's a safeguard against fraud. Critics say it's a scheme to suppress voting among elderly, poor, disabled and young voters to gain an electoral advantage.