Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on SCOTUS Today that will be of interest to our readers: “Two Election-Related Decisions, Decided on Strict Ideological Grounds, Close Out the Term.”
The following is an excerpt:
No harmony today. The Court has rendered two 6-3 decisions mirroring strong ideological divisions. In one, Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the Court was unmoved by allegations that two provisions of Arizona election law offended Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) and had resulted in disproportionate burdens on minority voters. In the other, Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, the Court upheld the claim of several conservative charities that the California policy that required organizations like theirs to provide the State with a list identifying their largest donors offended their First Amendment rights. [Full disclosure: I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Campaign Legal Center, a public interest group that has taken public positions in both of these election campaign-related cases that accord with both dissents. To the extent that any opinion is expressed herein, it is my own.]
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