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Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate 'Golden Week' Voting Rights in Ohio


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Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate 'Golden Week' Voting Rights in Ohio

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Ohio's restrictive voting laws, meaning people will not be able to register and cast a ballot on the same day at the start of the state's early voting period.

The court let stand a previous ruling by a federal appeals court, which in August rejected a challenge by Ohio Democrats that sought to reinstate the window of time, known as the "Golden Week," that was first implemented in 2004 but abolished in 2013 by a Republican legislature.


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It wasn't the Ohio Supreme Court, it was the US Supreme Court.


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I still don't understand why this effects "especially people of color." It seems logical to assume that such things as restricting early voting would effect especially people of low incomes. While American Indians have the highest percentage of poor of any racial group, the majority of US poor are white. Living outside of the major cities, as millions of US low-income and poor do, can present some significant barriers to voting overall.


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They didn't hear the case. The Court rejected an appeal to stay a ruling by the 6th Circuit court. There were no dissenters.


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And the White Rage continues to suppress/disenfranchise voters and undermine the Voting Rights Act with the blessings of all courts in the US. (White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson)
There was probably no "dissent" written because the attorneys for the plaintiffs did not present a strong enough legal case (merits of the case) thus leaving no reason for an opposing opinion, sad to say. Ohio has the likes of Kasich and any other number of t-bag politicians funded/promoted/launched into office by Koch Bros. money.


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Here is the SCOTUS website that has all the info you desire: https://www.supremecourt.gov/ and

Here is another column from the SCOTUS blog addressing the reason for the Ohio case decision: http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/09/wednesday-round-up-337/#more-246469