Reuters: Divided Supreme Court May Allow Ohio Voter Purge Policy


The nine justices heard about an hour of arguments in Republican-governed Ohio's appeal of a lower court ruling that found that the policy violated a federal law aimed at making it easier for Americans to register to vote. The 1993 National Voter Registration Act bars states from striking registered voters "by reason of the person's failure to vote."


"What are they supposed to do?" he asked Paul Smith, the lawyer representing plaintiffs who challenged the policy and argued that voting should not be a "use it or lose it" right.

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