Ninth Circuit Panel Rejects Extension of Arizona Voter Registration Deadline But Will Allow Voters Who Registered Past The Deadline to Keep Their Registration; Judge Bybee Would Have Rejected Those Registrations

Opinion. [corrected link]

The majority panel is made up of two Democratic-appointed judges; Judge Bybee is a Bush appointee.

I was shocked when this remedy was granted on the eve of the registration deadline, and given the signals sent from the Supreme Court this is as I expected.

It is possible there could be further litigation to roll back the registrations of those who voted after the original deadline, but it is not clear that anyone with standing on the issue will want to appeal.

I liked this line about Purcell in the majority opinion:

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