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BREAKING: U.S. judge blocks part of 'harsh' Florida voting law

    MIAMI, May 31 (Reuters) - A Florida election law requiring third-party groups to turn in voter registration forms within 48 hours is ``harsh and
BREAKING: U.S. judge blocks part of 'harsh' Florida voting law
BREAKING: U.S. judge blocks part of 'harsh' Florida voting law

    MIAMI, May 31 (Reuters) - A Florida election law requiring third-party groups to turn in voter registration forms within 48 hours is ``harsh and impractical,'' a federal judge ruled onThursday.

    U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle blocked enforcement of that provision, but left intact most of the election law passed last year by the state's Republican-controlled legislature.

    The League of Women voters had challenged the law, which carried a $1,000-a-day fine for failing to meet the time requirement. The group said the requirement was so onerous that it stopped holding voter registration drives in Florida.

(Reporting by Jane Sutton; Editing by Anthony Boadle)

REUTERS