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MJI Joins Amicus Brief to Support Freedom of Speech

Last week Director Shadrack White of the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) signed on to an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in the United States Supreme Court case Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. In that case, plaintiffs are challenging a Minnesota law that makes it illegal for voters to wear anything “promoting a group with recognizable political views” at a polling place. For instance, Minnesota’s law bans wearing shirts that say slogans like “Don’t tread on me,” “Liberty,” “We’ll remember in November,” and “Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets” at a polling place. MJI argued this Minnesota law was an unconstitutional violation of voters’ First Amendment rights. The brief was spearheaded by the Southeastern Legal Foundation and co-signed by the Beacon Center of Tennessee. Click here to read the amicus brief.

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