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Appeals court revives challenge to Arizona voting law

A volunteer places a sign to direct voters to a polling station at Kenilworth School in Phoenix, Arizona.
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A volunteer places a sign to direct voters to a polling station at Kenilworth School in Phoenix, Arizona.

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to revisit a challenge to an Arizona voting law which restricted the ability of advocates to collect absentee ballots by hand.

A three judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had earlier upheld the Arizona law, but the full court on Wednesday voted to rehear the case before an 11-judge panel. Five conservative 9th Circuit judges dissented from the decision to rehear the case, saying it was made too close to Election Day.