Florida registration law thrown out12/18/07 Mitch E. Perry
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A federal judge has ordered state election officials to stop enforcing a 2-year-old voter registration law, that had been challenged by a variety of groups, including the NAACP.
The law prevented voters from registering if their driver's license or Social Security information does not match what is on the registration form. About 14,000 people have not been able to register because of the No Match Law.
Justin Levitt is counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice and an attorney with the plaintiffs. He hailed U.S. Judge Stephan Mickleâ€™s decision this afternoon.