Voter ID: Applewhite v. Commonwealth


Trial on Permanent Injunction Scheduled for July 15, 2013

Judge Simpson has scheduled the trial on the permanent injunction of the voter ID law to begin on July 15, 2013. Plaintiffs are seeking to permanently enjoin the Commonwealth from implementing the voter ID law.

The Court intends to resolve any preliminary injunctions by March 21, 2013. Plaintiffs, represented by the Law Center, ACLU of Pennsylvania, Advancement Project, and Arnold & Porter, will file a motion to extend the preliminary injunction granted in October 2012, which prevented the voter ID law from going into effect for this last election.

The motion to extend the preliminary injunction must be filed by February 8, 2013 and the response will be due February 13, 2013. All new evidence not previously received by the court must be submitted by February 28, 2013. Read the full scheduling order here.