Story Not Over On Indiana Early Voting

Not so fast.

We reported earlier that the Indiana Supreme Court had declined to approve a Republican bid to halt early voting in three heavily Democratic cities in Lake County.

Based on the view of Rick Hasen, a noted expert on election law, we concluded: “Since the appeals court is unlikely to get involved before November 4th, today’s ruling effectively ensures that voting will continue up until election day.”

But it now looks like that’s not a certainty. The Indiana Law Blog has just posted an order from the Court of Appeals, calling for an expedited briefing schedule and setting oral arguments from October 30th.

Based on that, Hasen now believes it’s a “possibility” that the court could step in before election day.

Looks like this bears keeping an eye on.