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U.S. Supreme Court To Rule On Voting Rights In Brnovich V. Democratic National Committee

Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 11:32am
Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:03pm
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The U.S. Supreme Court concludes its current term this month, which means a flurry of decisions will be issued by the conservative-leaning court.

In addition to major rulings on the Affordable Care Act and the free speech rights of public school students, the court will issue a decision on Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee — a voting rights case that calls into question state laws that mandated the dismissal of ballots cast in the wrong district as well as a ban on so-called “ballot harvesting” — the practice of collecting ballots for delivery.

The Democratic National Committee challenged the laws and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned them based on constitutional measures; Arizona state Attorney General Mark Brnovich appealed that Ninth Circuit appeal to the Supreme Court.

To learn about the importance of the Arizona case, The Show spoke with Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for the New York Times.

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