CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauded two victories at the U.S. Supreme Court. He had joined briefs supporting the prevailing side in both instances.
Both opinions were announced Thursday.
In the first case, the Supreme Court upheld the right of individual states to implement laws that regulate out-of-precinct voting and prohibit ballot harvesting.
“The Supreme Court appropriately recognized that the Constitution affords states the right to make reasonable voting regulations,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We must work to protect the integrity of elections. It should only be in rare instances that federal law strikes down a state voting regulation, and the Supreme Court was correct in finding that Arizona’s law was not one of those instances.”
In the second opinion, the Supreme Court struck down a California law that would require charities to publicly identify donors.
“States have an interest in preventing fraud, however, the Supreme Court appropriately found that California’s approach was not necessary to protect individual donors,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “The Supreme Court was correct in recognizing that the Constitution sets a very high bar before government should be permitted to burden an individual’s free speech.”