Cert petition filed in Wyoming polling place electioneering restriction

Last fall, I noted the 10th Circuit’s decision upholding Wyoming’s ban on electioneering within 300 feet of the polling place. That restriction is substantially larger than the restriction approved by the Supreme Court in Burson v. Freeman (1992). In light of recent developments, including Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, limiting how states try to restrict “political” apparel at the polling place, and lower court decision on “ballot selfies,” Burson has seen some cutbacks. A cert petition in Frank v. Lee has been filed and docketed here. We’ll see if the case attracts the Supreme Court’s interest.

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