Ballot Access News: U.S. Supreme Court Receives Eight Amici Briefs in Opposition to Minnesota’s Ban on Political Clothing, but No Briefs on Minnesota’s Side (In the News)

Ballot Access News: U.S. Supreme Court Receives Eight Amici Briefs in Opposition to Minnesota’s Ban on Political Clothing, but No Briefs on Minnesota’s Side

By Richard Winger

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Minnesota Voters Alliance v Mansky, 16-1435, on February 28. This is the case in which the lower courts upheld Minnesota’s ban on political clothing at the polls. Eight organizations have submitted amicus briefs in support of the people who challenged the ban. No amici briefs have been filed in defense of the law.

Anyone may read any of the briefs using this U.S. Supreme Court page. The eight organizations opposed to the ban are: the ACLU, the Southeast Legal Foundation, CATO Institute, the Goldwater Institute, the James Madison Center for Free Speech, the Justice & Freedom Fund, the ACRU, and the Center for Competitive Politics (which has since changed its name to the Institute for Free Speech).

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.