U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Minnesota Case on Political Clothing at the Polls

On November 13, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Minnesota Voters Alliance v Mansky, 16-1435. This is the case concerning Minnesota’s law forbidding any clothing at the polls, or anything attached to clothing, that has any political content. The lower federal courts had upheld the law.

It seems more likely than not that the Supreme Court will strike down the law. If so, depending on the reasoning, the eventual decision might be helpful to fight the California policy that does not permit a member of an unqualified party to have his or her party affiliation on the ballot, even though California does permit such party affiliations for candidates who are members of qualified parties. Thanks to Thomas Jones for this news.


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