High Court Won't Revive Ohio's Early-Voting Restrictions

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down Ohio's appeal of a Sixth Circuit ruling that a state rule keeping nonmilitary voters from early voting over the three days before the Nov. 6 presidential election is unconstitutional.

The high court denied Ohio's petition to stay the Oct. 5 decision by the Sixth Circuit, which upheld a lower court’s ruling that the state's rule restricting early voting would violate the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said last week that the appellate...
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