Friday, September 09, 2016

Supreme Court rejects Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting

The Washington Post reports:
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to allow Michigan to ban voters from casting straight-ticket ballots in the coming election after lower courts found the prohibition was likely to discriminate against African Americans and result in long lines at the polls.

The justices declined to get involved in a political controversy that began when the state’s Republican leadership passed a bill to end 125 years of straight-ticket voting, which allows a voter to vote for all candidates of a desired party by taking a single action.
Isn't it nice to have 9 unelected lawyers determine voting laws in Michigan?