SCOTUS ruling

NICK EICHER, HOST: It’s Tuesday, the 12th of June, 2018. Glad to have you along today for The World and Everything In It. Good morning, I’m Nick Eicher.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard.

The Supreme Court handed down another big ruling yesterday (Husted versus A. Philip Randolph Institute). A split 5-to-4 decision held that the manner in which Ohio culls its voter registration rolls does not violate federal law.

The majority justices held that canceling a voter’s registration—after that individual fails to vote and then fails to respond to a notice—is an acceptable way to keep voter rolls accurate.

The opinion noted that about 1 in 8 voter registrations is invalid or inaccurate. The four dissenting justices wrote this method of culling the voter rolls will adversely affect poor and minority populations.

EICHER: Mary will have extended analysis of the ruling on a later Legal Docket.

(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko) In this April 23, 2018 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. 

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