Supreme Court bypasses Minn. case on wearing political signage at polls
December 17, 2013 — 9:33am
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider a case testing a Minnesota law that bans the wearing of buttons or clothing with messages that election officials deem too political within 100 feet of a polling place, The Christian Science Monitor reports. Arguing that the law violates free speech rights, a number of conservative political groups, including the Mounds View-based Minnesota North Star Tea Party Patriots, filed the original suit.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."