The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday sent the state's controversial voter identification law, which would require all voters at the polls to show a specific form of identification, back to a lower court for further consideration. The decision deferred judgment on a Republican-backed measure that Democrats say is intended to suppress minority and lower-income voters. Four of the court's six justices agreed that a lower-court judge, Robert Simpson, should hold new hearings to determine whether the state could distribute the necessary identification in time before the November election. Two justices dissented, arguing that it was clear that the government could not implement the law without disenfranchising some voters.
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