Supreme Court Rulings
On Thursday, “the Supreme Court issued a major decision on voting rights that will make it more difficult to contest election regulations under the Voting Rights Act. By a vote of 6-3, the justices upheld two Arizona voting provisions that Democrats and civil rights groups challenged as disproportionately burdening minority voters.” The provisions in question bar most third parties from collecting and delivering ballots, and require that ballots cast in the wrong precinct be discarded. (SCOTUSblog)
Also on Thursday, the Supreme Court “struck down California’s requirement that charities and nonprofits operating in the state provide the state attorney general’s office with the names and addresses of their largest donors.” (SCOTUSblog)
The left is critical of both rulings, arguing that they make it easier for states to write discriminatory laws and increase the influence of wealthy donors, respectively.
The right supports both rulings, arguing that they protect election integrity and safeguard first amendment rights, respectively.