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Writer sees voting as important free speech right

Noah Berlatsky in Pacific Standard, December 18, 2018, argues that voting rights should be protected on free speech grounds. Some see voting as an ultimate expression of one’s free speech, a statement about who should govern and in some cases how. Yet it is difficult to find a basis in the Constitution for the importance of protecting voter participation. While the Supreme Court and Congress see voting as fundamental in a democracy, they have not stepped up to limit restrictions on the right to vote.

For related FAC coverage on voter suppression, click here.

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