Saturday, November 5, 2016

BULLETIN: U.S. Supreme Court Has Final Word In Ping Pong Match: Arizona CAN Prosecute Ballot Harvesting!

That didn't take long. Without comment this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court has put Arizona's "ballot harvesting" ban BACK IN PLACE. That reverses an 11-judge en banc panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which yesterday ruled that the law making delivering early ballots of non-related persons to elections officials could not be enforced.

h/t Tom Collins

Per the authoritative SCOTUSblog, Justice Anthony Kennedy (who is assigned 9th Circuit emergency matters) referred the emergency joint appeal by Arizona and the Arizona Republican Party to the full* Court. There is no indication how each Justice felt about the matter.

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