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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Political Apparel at Polling Places

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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 voids Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

4 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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