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Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Barring 'Political' Apparel In Polling Places

The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in an extremely narrow opinion, on Thursday struck down Minnesota's law that bars voters inside a polling place from wearing political badges, buttons and other insignia.

The court said that while the law serves a permissible objective, the line that the state drew in interpreting the word political was so broad as

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