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Mass. High Court Ponders Impact Of Nixing Voter Deadline

Law360, Boston (March 6, 2018, 9:57 PM EST) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appeared concerned Tuesday about the ramifications of nixing the state's 20-day cutoff to register to vote, saying during oral arguments on a bid to loosen the requirement that it's unclear what the impact would be.

Voter activist groups, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, argue the deadline is unconstitutional and has disenfranchised thousands of voters. Both the groups and the state are both amenable to same-day registration on Election Day. But the state says allowing people who want to participate in...
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