Supreme Court Rules on Voting Rights

Supreme Court Rules on Voting Rights

( – The Supreme Court is hearing cases in July for the first time since 1996. So far, it’s shaping up to be a pretty important term. In their latest move, the justices on the court protected voter rights.

On July 2, the Supreme Court justices voted 5-4 to strike down a US district judge’s ruling easing voting restrictions in Alabama during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lower court would’ve allowed voters in three counties to cast an absentee ballot without needing two adult witnesses or a notarization. Also, people 65 and over would not have had to send a copy of their photo ID as is required by law.

The justices’ decision seems to indicate they won’t allow other states to ease voter ID restrictions in order to make it easier for the November election. It was a big win for Republicans who’ve been seeking to protect the integrity of the system.


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