PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's Supreme Court justices will hear arguments over whether a new law requiring each voter to show valid photo identification poses an unnecessary threat to the right to vote.
Thursday's high court session comes 54 days before Pennsylvanians help decide who will be president.
The state's lawyers say lawmakers properly exercised their constitutional latitude to make election-related laws and that every registered voter, including those suing, will be able to cast a ballot.
But lawyers for the plaintiffs insist hundreds of thousands of other registered voters don't know about the requirement, don't have a valid ID or will be unable to get one.
The high court will hear the politically charged case with just six justices: three Democrats and three Republicans. A 3-3 deadlock allows the law to stand.