Fifth Circuit Explains Why it Won't Enjoin Various Restrictions on Texas Voter Registration Workers

On September 26, the Fifth Circuit issued an explanation of why it had earlier reversed a U.S. District Court, and left certain Texas restrictions on voter registration drives in place. Voting for America v Andrade, 12-4094. The vote is 2-1. The dissent is considerably longer and more analytical than the majority opinion.

Among the restrictions that remain in place, at least until the case is decided, are restrictions on out-of-state residents who want to work on Texas voter registration drives; restrictions on how paid workers can be paid; and the restriction that forbids voter registration workers from making photocopies of the completed registration forms before they are submitted.

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