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SCOTUS lets Alabama ban curbside voting aimed at aiding people with COVID-19 risk and disabilities

Salon, Oct. 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

SCOTUS lets Alabama ban curbside voting aimed at aiding people with COVID-19 risk and disabilities

Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, said the Supreme Court’s deference to states over federal courts on voting safety concerns “would seem to bode poorly for the attempts by Democrats and voting rights groups” seeking to extend mail-in ballot deadlines. “Any more federally ordered voting changes that make their way to the Supreme Court before the election face a steep uphill climb,” he wrote.