According to the Supreme Court docket, nine individuals and entities filed amicus briefs in support of appellants last week. Six of the briefs have been posted online. While many of the briefs appear to be more or less the same as the amicus briefs filed by the same parties in the Commonwealth Court, two are new:
Amicus Brief of Several Pennsylvania Law Professors: This brief argues that: (1) the Court should give deference to the cases from other states where the courts have stricken photo ID laws that are less restrictive than the Pennsylvania law; and (2) the Court should not give deference to the cases from other states where the courts have upheld photo ID laws because the laws at issue in those cases were not as restrictive as the Pennsylvania law. The brief also distinguishes the Crawford case.
Amicus Brief of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: This brief argues that the Photo ID Law will have a discriminatory impact on Asian American voters.
The amicus briefs filed by the City of Philadelphia, Common Cause, the SeniorLaw Center and a poll worker appear to be largely the same as the briefs filed by those same parties in the Commonwealth Court.
According to the docket, the AFL-CIO, the Senate Democratic Caucus and the Anti-Defamation League also filed amicus briefs, but I have not been able to find copies of them posted anywhere online. (UPDATE 9/17/12: I found the AFL-CIO amicus brief and the ADL amicus brief).