• Supreme Court Delivers TKO Win On Political Apparel Ban

    7 days ago - By NPR

    The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But justices said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine. (Image credit: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Supreme Court Delivers TKO Win On Political Apparel Ban

    Supreme Court Delivers TKO Win On Political Apparel Ban

    7 days ago - By NPR

    The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But justices said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine. (Image credit: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

    Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

    7 days ago - By Boston Herald

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and prevented voter intimidation. But the justices, in a 7-2 ruling, said the state's limits on political clothing violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment.
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  • The Sam Alito Treatment

    7 days ago - By Slate

    On Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters from wearing “political insignia” inside a polling place on Election Day. Writing for a 7-2 court in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky , Chief Justice John Roberts easily concluded that Minnesota's broad suppression of political speech ran afoul of the First Amendment. The result was predictable from a court that consistently prioritizes free speech over restrictions on electioneering, and more or less inevitable following oral arguments in February. Indeed, Roberts' opinion indicates that Justice Samuel...
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  • The Latest: Voter: Vindicated by high court on clothing law

    7 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a Minnesota law restricting what voters can wear to polls :
    1:45 p.m.
    A Minnesota voter who challenged a law restricting what could be worn to a polling place welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that agreed with him.
    The high court struck down the law on Thursday, saying it violated the First Amendment. Most states have laws restricting what voters can wear to cast their ballots, but Minnesota's law is one of the broadest.
    Andy Cilek was blocked from voting in 2010 while wearing a "Tea Party Patriots" shirt. He says the case...
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  • Supreme Court Scraps Law on What Voters Can Wear

    Supreme Court Scraps Law on What Voters Can Wear

    7 days ago - By Newser

    The Supreme Court has struck down a century-old Minnesota law banning political apparel at polling places. In a 7-2 ruling, the court said the law was written too broadly to be reasonably enforced without violating First Amendment rights, reports Bloomberg. All states regulate political apparel at polling sites, but only...
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