Saturday, January 18, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's waiting for a signal from Gov. Tom Corbett's office to decide whether to appeal a court ruling striking down Pennsylvania's requirement that most voters show photo identification before they can vote.
Kane, a Democrat, outlined her view of the court ruling in a statement issued Friday. Corbett, a Republican, said earlier in the day that he had not reviewed the ruling.
Kane calls Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley's ruling "thoughtful." She said she believed the voter ID law was constitutional, but that implementing it may pose legal problems.
McGinley struck down the photo ID requirement on grounds that it imposes an unreasonable burden on the right to vote and that officials failed to show a need for it.
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