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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. http://www.valawyersweekly.com/vlwblog/2008/10/29/what-will-you-wear-on-election-day/First 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.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/29/AR2008102904105.html

By Valerie Garner

Categories: Politics



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