Friday, September 09, 2016


The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid by Michigan to reinstate its Republican-backed ban on straight-ticket voting for the Nov. 8 general election.
Two conservative justices on the eight-member court, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, voted to grant the request, the brief order said.
update: i see hasen has already covered this. of note,
this is the answer to the question of how do you write a brief to get 5 votes on an evenly divided ideological Supreme Court: you aim for the four in the middle and expect one of the tails to come along.

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