• Supreme Court Blocks Plans for Curbside Voting and Loosened Absentee Restrictions in Alabama

    1 month ago - By Time

    The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Conservative justices granted Alabama's request to stay a federal judge's order that would allow local officials to offer curbside voting in the July runoff and loosen absentee ballot requirements in three of the state's large counties. The order will remain stayed while the court decides whether to hear Alabama's appeal.
    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said he was pleased the court acted...
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  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions

    1 month ago - By National Post

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower-court ruling that would have relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama state during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

    1 month ago - By My Sanantonio

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Conservative justices granted Alabama's request to stay a federal judge's order that would allow local officials to offer curbside voting in the July runoff and loosens absentee ballot requirements in three of the state's large counties. The order will remain stayed while the court decides whether to hear Alabama's appeal.
    U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon last month ruled that some of...
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  • Supreme Court blocks judge's order loosening Alabama voting requirements due to virus

    Supreme Court blocks judge's order loosening Alabama voting requirements due to virus

    1 month ago - By Politico

    A sharply divided Supreme Court stepped in on Thursday night to block a judge's order requiring Alabama to allow some curbside voting and lift absentee-ballot witness requirements for the Republican Senate primary runoff set to take place on July 14.
    The justices voted , 5-4, along ideological lines to block the lower-court ruling, allowing Alabama to carry out the election under its usual rules.
    None of the justices issued any statement explaining the decision, so its import for future court rulings on judicially mandated voting changes because of the dangers of the coronavirus is...
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  • Splitting 5-4, Supreme Court Grants Alabama's Request to Restore Voting Restrictions

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    State officials had asked the court to block a lower court's order that eased photo ID and witness requirements for absentee voting during the pandemic.
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  • High Court Lets Alabama Counties Keep Voter-ID Rule in Primary

    1 month ago - By Bloomberg

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked a lower court order that would have let some people cast absentee ballots this month in Alabama without meeting photo-identification requirements if they are at high risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19.The justices, over four dissents, granted an emergency request by Alabama officials who argued that the voter-ID rules are needed to prevent election fraud. The lower court order applied to three counties.
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