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Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Without noted dissent, Supreme Court reverses 4th Circuit and says South Carolina voters still need to provide witness signatures to cast absentee ballots (except for those who already voted and ballots received within 2 days)



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Interesting that there was no dissent.

#1 | Posted by et_al at 2020-10-05 09:02 PM | Reply

"Interesting that there was no dissent."

Does that mean 9-0 in agreement, or something else?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-05 09:13 PM | Reply

We don't know. Some could have but we just don't know. BTW, it would be 8-0.

#3 | Posted by et_al at 2020-10-05 09:39 PM | Reply

This is made ------ by the Trump enabler's rule saying USPS workers can't sign as witness.
But I don't see any, you know, Constitutional problem with the States being allowed to drive their electoral process into the ground if they see fit.
Just another example of why America needs to embrace the concept of being a human rights society.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 12:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"BTW, it would be 8-0."

You're right. How could I forget?

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-06 02:49 AM | Reply

I don't really have a problem with this.

If it's one person and there isn't a restriction on that person then I don't see it as especially burdensome.

Also, this rule has apparently been in effect since 1953.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-06 09:26 AM | Reply

Decisions like this aren't going to be controversial.......wherever you stand, your kind of justice (ideology) voted the same as the it must be the correct decision.

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-06 09:30 AM | Reply


"One possibility is a compromise here: note the Court's order did not extend to those in South Carolina who already voted without including a witness signature. Maybe unanimity was the price here. This also sends a signal to voting rights plaintiffs and Democrats who have been suing that things are not likely to go well as these cases work their way up to the Supreme Court. This is not a place that is going to be friendly for voting rights."

This is not a place that is going to be friendly for voting rights.


#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-06 11:57 AM | Reply

All these rightwing Poll Taxes, and hoops...
and now a rightwing SCOTUS to give implicit
approval to Minority Rule...(and by Minority,
I mean Right Leaning White Male a
minority in America)...

talk about a group that hates to lose...

sore losers.

#9 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-10-07 10:07 AM | Reply

We need federal laws that make attempts to artificially and dishonestly suppress the votes of any minority, any age group, and probably other considerations should be considered a federal crime with a prison sentence if you are convicted of violating such a law. We have allowed Republicans in too many states to run rough shod over voters in order to win elections that they would have lost without disqualifying thousands of voters without any real good reason. The present Governor of Georgia is the perfect example of that, he disqualified 107,000 voters for just not voting in every election while he was the Attorney General of the state which he was running for Gorernor in. Blatant cheating but he got away with it. It happens in many states all the time and virtually always done by Republicans.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-07 10:19 AM | Reply

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