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Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

4 monthes 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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Supreme Court Scraps Law on What Voters Can Wear

Supreme Court Scraps Law on What Voters Can Wear

4 monthes 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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