State Ban on Political Apparel at Polls Not OK, High Court Says

June 14, 2018, 2:17 PM

Minnesotans can unpack their political apparel and have it ready for the primaries in August, after the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the state’s ban on political apparel in polling places.

The state’s ban on political apparel in polling places was an unconstitutional restriction on voters’ free speech rights, Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the 7-2 court.

Similar laws in at least nine other states could be declared unconstitutional as a result of the holding.

The decision resolves a circuit split over whether the government can impose a blanket ban on political speech where people vote.

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