The Associated Press reports:
The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year’s elections.
All six conservative justices, appointed by Republican presidents, suggested they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down the restrictions as racially discriminatory under the landmark Voting Rights Act. The three liberal members of the court, appointed by Democrats, were more sympathetic to the challengers.
Less clear is what standard the court might set for how to prove discrimination under the law, first enacted in 1965.
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The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed. https://t.co/rOAPunMDaE
— CBS4Local (@CBS4Local) March 2, 2021
The RNC’s lawyer confirmed today in the US Supreme Court that the GOP is “injured” electorally when there is not racial discrimination in voting.
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) March 2, 2021
Today the Supreme Court is hearing another case on the Voting Rights Act.
That’s what at stake right now in America: Voting Rights.
This Senate is working to pass the #ForThePeople Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore our democracy.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 2, 2021
NEW: In Supreme Court, GOP attorney defends voting restrictions by saying they help Republicans win https://t.co/8CIig0miKk
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 2, 2021
Supreme Court appears to favor upholding voting laws lower court found unfair to minorities https://t.co/fQZjZ81xfG
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 2, 2021
Equal access to the ballot should not be a partisan issue. Today, at the Supreme Court, my office argued to safeguard the voting rights of all Arizonans and to protect the provisions of the Voting Rights Act that empower people to challenge discriminatory election laws. https://t.co/ttUmssr91N
— Secretary Katie Hobbs (@SecretaryHobbs) March 2, 2021