March 7, 2018

The Fight for the 1st Amendment is Never Over – Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

By The Fight for the 1st Amendment is Never Over – Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

Pacific Legal Foundation’s David Breemer presented our case to the United States Supreme Court on February 28th, 2018.

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Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a polling-place dress code in Minnesota, upholding free speech rights across the nation and protecting the right of Americans to peacefully express their political views at the polls.

PLF represented Minnesota voters, including Andy Cilek, who showed up at his polling place wearing a t-shirt that read “Don’t tread on me.” State law bans voters from wearing any “political” apparel at a polling place. This includes any t-shirt, button, or other items that could be construed as political, or even organizations that take political positions such as the AFL-CIO or NRA. A poll worker not only prevented Andy from voting for five hours, but also took down his name for possible prosecution.

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