The Guardian: Post-Scalia supreme court could start to turn tide on voting rights restrictions


“The strategy will change,” said Larry Noble, general counsel of the voting rights advocacy group the Campaign Legal Center. “Whenever you’re thinking of bringing a case [to the supreme court], the question always is, do you give them a chance to make bad law? If you have a four-four split, the risks are lower. Scalia’s absence will make people less reluctant.”

“The death of Scalia has made the prospect of how the court deals with voting rights cases a little brighter, at least in the short term,” said Noble. “Of course it depends who wins the election, but it’s possible that a lot of damage done over the past few years can be reversed.”

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