Arizona Will Seek SCOTUS Review of 9th Circuit Opinion on Federal Voter Registration Form

AZCentral.com: “‘We always expected the U.S. Supreme Court to have to decide this one,’ [AZ AG] Horne said, adding that he expects the high court to uphold the entire law.”

My earlier coverage is here and here.

One immediate question is whether Arizona will seek review on an expedited basis, to be able to change the rules in time for this year’s election. Even if Arizona does so, it is not clear that the Court would expedite consideration, given what it said when the Supreme Court first saw this case: “Faced with an application to enjoin operation of voter identification procedures just weeks before an election, the Court of Appeals was required to weigh, in addition to the harms attendant upon issuance or nonissuance of an injunction, considerations specific to election cases and its own institutional procedures.Court orders affecting elections, especially conflicting orders, can themselves result in voter confusion and consequent incentive to remain away from the polls.”

 

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