Supreme Court Strikes Down Minnesota Law Banning Political Apparel at Polling Stations

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2018
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The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law banning political buttons and apparel at polling places, limiting how far states can go to restrict political speech near the voting booth.

By a 7-to-2 vote, the court said states could restrict some forms of expression within a polling place that elsewhere would be protected by the First Amendment. But Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, said the Minnesota law, by prohibiting anything election officials at the polling station considered...

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