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View Diary: More than 750,000 Pennsylvania voters could be disenfranchised in November (92 comments)

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  •  How long will that take? (2+ / 0-)
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    mapamp, JamieG from Md

    And who is on it right now?

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 04:48:39 PM PDT

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    •  And how much confusion and turmoil (1+ / 0-)
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      will be caused among voters? This has an effect whether it's upheld or not.

      They are undermining our democracy. If these scumbags were evil muslims we'd be raining bombs on their wedding receptions.

      "I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." - Ray Bradbury

      by chuckvw on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 05:54:37 PM PDT

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    •  Court hearing set for July 25th (2+ / 0-)
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      sfcouple, JamieG from Md

      found article here. Keep in mind that this wasn't a spur of the moment act and that preparations have been made for a legal challenge for a while.

    •  Judge could issue immediate TRO (1+ / 0-)
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      tb mare

      that's "temporary restraining order" telling the state not to implement the law pending further proceedings. I assume that's what the ACLU will request, just as has happened in Florida.

      In order to get a TRO you have to show a strong likelihood of winning the case, and that irreparable harm would result from allowing the law to go into effect while the lawyers are arguing about it and the appeals process is dragging on. It looks to me like both those are pretty easy to demonstrate here.

      The only difference is Pennsylvania isn't subject to the special rules for states with a history of race-based voter suppression.

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