Federal judge rules that all Texas voters can apply to vote by mail amid coronavirus pandemic

But Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, predicted that “there are good reasons to believe [the ruling] will soon be reversed by the 5th Circuit.” Citing the ongoing state lawsuit, Hasen said that federal courts typically wait until such litigation is complete, suggesting that this was a case of a “federal court jumping the gun.” He also predicted that the appeals court would reject the argument that current rules violate the 26th Amendment’s age protections.