DES MOINES — A judge temporarily halted activity in a lawsuit filed against Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz over a voting rule that he has proposed.
Judge Mary Pat Gunderson said in her ruling that proceedings in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union should be stopped until the rule is adopted or rescinded.
Her decision, filed last week, said the court will not use its limited resources to address a rule that could be substantially different in its final form.
Attorneys for Schultz and the ACLU agreed to the stay until the rule goes into effect, which is likely around March 13.
The rule establishes a way to remove voters from registration rolls if they cannot prove citizenship. The ACLU says the rule intimidates minority voters. — AP
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