SCOTUSblog Tag

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on two voting rights-related cases originating in Arizona. The first concerns an Arizona law which requires that an entire ballot be thrown out if it is cast at the wrong precinct, while the second concerns an Arizona law banning “ballot harvesting,” the practice of third parties collecting and submitting ballots. The Court’s decisions in these cases could have nationwide impact on how voting rights laws are evaluated in the future.Visit SCOTUSblog to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and allowed Alabama counties to ban curbside voting pending an appeal. The decision effectively ensures that the accommodation will not be available for the 2020 election. In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor praised the district court’s ruling as a “modest” and “reasonable accommodation”, noting that the order didn’t require counties to offer curbside voting.Visit the SCOTUSblog to learn more.Image credit: Jake Kitchener via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0