• The Supreme Court Made a Good Decision on Election Law

    5 monthes ago - By Slate

    Not every Supreme Court decision about elections is a disaster, and the ruling in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky striking down Minnesota's very broad ban on wearing political apparel in polling places is a pretty good one. Although the court struck down a law I thought it should have upheld , the opinion shows a more realistic and functional understanding of the political process than the court has shown in campaign finance cases. It gives states ample room to assure that people can vote at polling places free of political pressure and intimidation.
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  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Political Apparel at Polling Places

    5 monthes ago - By NY Times

    In a 7-to-2 decision, the court said a Minnesota law did not give voters clear guidance on what T-shirts and buttons were barred.
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  • Supreme Court throws out Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - States cannot impose a blanket prohibition on apparel such as T-shirts and buttons bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday in an important free speech ruling striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.
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  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Minnesota Law That Prevented People From Wearing Political Apparel When Voting

    5 monthes ago - By Time

    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls.
    Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polling places and prevents voter intimidation. But the justices ruled 7-2 that the state's law is too broad, violating the free speech clause of the First Amendment.
    Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that “if a State wishes to set its polling places apart as areas free of partisan discord, it must employ a more discernible approach than the one...
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  • Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Barring 'Political' Apparel In Polling Places

    Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Barring 'Political' Apparel In Polling Places

    5 monthes ago - By NPR

    The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine.
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  • Supreme Court says Minnesota ban on political apparel in polling places too broad

    5 monthes ago - By The Washington Post

    States have an interest in policing the voting booth, but restrictions must be easily understood
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  • Supreme Court voids Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - States cannot completely bar people from wearing T-shirts, buttons or other apparel bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an important free speech decision striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.
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