Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions
On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld voting restrictions in Arizona with a 6-3 conservative-majority vote. The decision could set a precedent for other cases attempting to challenge restrictive voting policies put in place by Republican lawmakers following last year's election.
The decision overturned a lower court's ruling. The case centered around regulations on who can return early ballots for another person in Arizona and on the state's refusal to count ballots cast in the wrong precinct.
The Federal Appeals Court in San Francisco had previously ruled that these regulations disproportionately affected minority voters and were in violation of the Voting Rights Act. The higher court disagreed and Justice Alito said that the measures were "modest burdens" that did not violate the law.
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