Pa. voter ID law back in court

By Matt Hicks

Pa. voter ID law back in court

July 15, 2013 Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT

Harrisburg, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Pennsylvania's voter ID law was back in court Monday after a year in legal limbo.

In July of 2012, dozens of witnesses testified about their struggles obtaining state-issued photo IDs.

At the time, voters had to produce a birth certificate, social security card or other documentation to qualify for a free non-driver ID to use for voting.

While opponents say the law would keep minorities away from the polls, proponents say the goal is to prevent voter fraud.

"The courts have found that simply the idea that there might be a slight inconvenience, that you have to go someplace to get an ID, is not a barrier to voting. It isn't preventing anyone from being able to vote," said Nils Frederiksen, of the Office of General Counsel.

The trial is expected to last two weeks and bring dozens of witnesses to the stand.