Jeremy Colby represents voters asserting First Amendment challenges in New York and Massachusetts

Partner Jeremy A. Colby represents voters who filed lawsuits in federal courts in Syracuse and Boston challenging state statutes prohibiting voters from wearing “political” buttons or related apparel when voting.  These challenges come in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, which struck down a Minnesota statute that included the “unmoored” use of the word “political” to discuss the types of buttons and apparel that could not be worn when voting at the polls.  The DeRosier lawsuit filed in the NDNY was reported by the Courthouse News and can be found here:  https://www.courthousenews.com/new-yorker-takes-on-electioneering-ban-at-polling-places

In addition to the suit in the NDNY, Webster Szanyi LLP also represents two voters who filed a First Amendment challenge against the election law in Massachusetts.  This suit was featured in an article that recently appeared in the Boston Herald:   www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/08/suit_challenges_rule_against_apparel_supporting_candidates_at_polls