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.