Brady Applauds Victories for Voting Rights
June 30, 2015 (WASHINGTON, DC) - Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Robert A. Brady (D-PA) applauded two Supreme Court decisions on Monday that clear the way towards more open and fair elections.
“I was pleased to see the Court rule that independent redistricting commissions are constitutional,” Brady said, referring to the decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. “Voters in Arizona made their will clear when they voted to amend their state constitution to reduce partisanship and to put a stop to racial gerrymandering. This is a victory for democracy.”
“I was also happy to see the Court refuse to hear an appeal in Kobach v. EAC,” Brady continued. “Last year I joined with my Democratic colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to fight restrictive and redundant proof of citizenship requirements. I am relieved that the Supreme Court will not stand arbitrarily between eligible voters and the ballot box.”