Supreme Court divisions put spotlight on Barrett

Published October 27, 2020

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Reuters quoted James Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the School of Law, on a U.S. Supreme Court decision preventing a deadline extension for mail-in ballots in Wisconsin indicates how new Justice Amy Coney Barrett could cast a decisive vote in similar disputes as the Nov. 3 election approaches. “With Roberts as the decisive vote this year, [the court] has generally tried to avoid overriding state officials,” said Gardner. “Although the court’s approach is superficially neutral it often has the effect of curbing voting rights.”

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