Voters across Pennsylvania are being robbed of their right to vote by confused bureaucrats who themselves have been ill-trained and misled by elected Republican officials ranging from the governor on down to small-time elected judges.
It's not just people who lack the required documents who could be kept away from the polls by controversial new voter ID laws. Simple confusion over what IDs meet state guidelines amplifies the potential of these laws to suppress voter turnout.
From these cases, judicial behavior seems less partisan than, well, the behavior of our politicians, and that's a good thing. Still, this snapshot of judicial decision-making suggests that our ideologies follow us into court appointments.