The Supreme Court has sided with Alabama state officials who banned curbside voting. The curbside accommodation was intended for individuals with disabilities and those at risk from the COVID-19 virus. The high court issued its order last Wednesday, without explanation, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices.
Several at-risk voters challenged the ban at the beginning of May. A federal district court ruled that the ban on curbside voting violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that a policy allowing but not requiring counties to implement curbside voting was a reasonable accommodation under the law. A federal appeals court upheld that ruling, but the high court has now granted the state's request for a stay of the lower court orders. Now, even those counties that wanted to allow curbside voting will not be able to do so.
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