U.S. Supreme Court Considers Invalidating Ban on Politics-Themed Apparel in Polling Places

Minnesota Voters Alliance: "We have two people that were told they either had to remove their clothing or have their name and address taken down for potential prosecution in order to vote. We also have a number of people that didn't even try to wear apparel because they were afraid of enforcement…."

Justice Sotomayor: "…. Let's not forget who these people were and what they were wearing, 'Please ID me,' which for some people was a highly charged political message, which was found, on remand, was intended to intimidate people to leave the polling booth …."

— Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (U.S. Supreme Court, Oral Argument, Feb. 28, 2018)