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AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act

Arizona voting restrictions challenged as violations of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. First, voters casting their votes on Election Day outside their precinct are not counted. Second, mail-in ballots cannot be collected by anyone other than an election official, a mail carrier, or a voter's family or household member. The court held, 6-3, that these restrictions did not violate the Act nor were they racially discriminatory.

Dissenters argued that the Court's narrow reading weakened the law and disregarded its intent to address disparities in how election laws affect different racial groups. The rule discarding "out of precinct votes" impacted black and Hispanic voters, with Arizona leading the country in discarding such votes. Restrictions on vote collection makes voting more difficult for Native Americans.

Samuel Alito wrote the opinion of the Court. John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett concurred.

Source: NPR commentary on 2021 SCOTUS rulings , Jul 1, 2021

Constitution says count all residents in census

The 6-3 conservative majority court on Monday seemed to be willing to let the administration tally some of the illegal population for the 2020 census. Trump appointee Amy Coney Barrett suggested that the Founders intended for all residents to be counted in the Census, so that excluding illegal aliens may not pass the constitutionality test. "A lot of the historical evidence and longstanding practice really cuts against your position," she told an administrative lawyer.
Source: The New American on 2020 SCOTUS rulings , Dec 1, 2020

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Samuel Alito(since 2006)
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