Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota ban on political apparel at polls

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MinnPost staff The Supreme Court has spoken. USA Today’s Richard Wolf reports: “Overly broad state laws that ban wearing political messages inside polling places are unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. … The 7-2 decision struck down a century-old Minnesota law that was challenged by a voter temporarily turned away for wearing a Tea Party shirt and a ‘Please I.D. Me’ button. During oral argument in February, state officials said the law had not been challenged until now. … Chief Justice John Roberts issued the court's opinion, calling the state's effort to make polling places less clamorous admirable. But ‘Minnesota has not supported its good intentions with a law capable of reasoned application,’ he said.”Today...

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Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota ban on political apparel at polls

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