Thursday, October 30, 2008

Political Garb Challenged by ACLU/Back to Paper Ballots?

Three Virginia-based free speech organizations announced plans to mount a post-election legal challenge to that policy. The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, The Rutherford Institute and the ACLU of Virginia say they expect to ask a federal court to strike down the policy as unconstitutional before the next state and local elections in 2009. Amendment scholar Rodney A. Smolla: “I think we have a First Amendment right to wear T-shirts promoting our political preference, even to the polling place,” Smolla said.Goodbye, electronic voting.
Farewell, fancy touch screen. Maryland and Virginia are going old school after Tuesday’s election.

By Valerie Garner

Categories: Politics



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