After a whirlwind week of court wrangling in the Buckeye state, the U.S. Supreme Court has just issued a ruling that protects the voters of Ohio from challenges to their registrations.
“This is a major victory for Ohio voters. We hope that political parties will think twice the next time they try to play games with voter lists in the weeks before an election,” said Carrie Davis, staff counsel with the ACLU of Ohio. “Purging voters because of data errors is unlawful. We must continue to be vigilant and fight against these and other forms of voter suppression.”
Carrie gave us a comprehensive account of the ACLU’s voting rights work in Ohio as part of our voting rights symposium, right here on the Blog of Rights.
The ACLU’s friend-of-the-court brief is available online at: www.aclu.org/votingrights/gen/37196lgl20081017.htmlMore information about the ACLU’s voting rights cases is available online at: www.aclu.org/votingrights/gen/36949res20080929.html