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Supreme Court upholds conviction in ACORN voter registration case

Nevada's law prohibiting payments to election-season canvassers based on the number of people they register to vote was upheld Thursday by the state Supreme Court.

In ruling that the law doesn't violate First Amendment free-speech rights and is not unconstitutionally vague, justices upheld the conviction of a woman hired by the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN - to help people register to vote.

ACORN hired voter registration canvassers in Las Vegas in 2008, starting them out on hourly wages. To increase their efforts, the organization's field director suggested to Amy Busefink, his supervisor, that they …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 5, 2012 03:38AM Published Oct 5, 2012 03:37AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.