Eighth Circuit, Citing Purcell Principle About Not Changing Election Rules Close to Elections, Rejects North Dakota’s Attempt to Revive Voter ID Law for Now

Order:

The State of North Dakota moves to stay the district court’s injunction of April 3, 2018, concerning certain subsections of the North Dakota elections statute, N.D.C.C. § 16.1-01- 04.1. Based primarily on the imminent primary election date of June 12, 2018, the motion for stay is denied. See Purcell v. Gonzalez, 549 U.S. 1, 4-5 (2006) (per curiam); Williams v. Rhodes, 393 U.S. 23, 34-35 (1968); Veasey v. Perry, 769 F.3d 890, 892-95 (5th Cir. 2014). The denial is without prejudice to the filing of a renewed motion for stay after the completion of briefing on the merits of this appeal.

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