When Arizona resident Mark Reed planned to vote while wearing a “Tea Party” t-shirt, government officials wanted to keep him out of the polls. The Goldwater Institute argued that Tea Party shirts were constitutionally protected free speech, no different than shirts promoting unions or other advocacy groups. The courts agreed, requiring election officials to use uniform, objective standards without violating the constitution.
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Flagstaff Grandmother Can Wear Tea Party T-Shirt to Polls on Nov. 2Posted on October 21, 2010 | Type: Press Release
Federal Court Judge Issues Injunction Sought by Goldwater Institute Protecting Voters' – Constitutional Rights
Goldwater Institute protecting the personal liberties of votersPosted on October 04, 2010 | Type: Video
KPNX Channel 12 on the Goldwater Institute going to court to defend the right of a woman to wear her Flagstaff Tea party t-shirt at the voting booth.
Nick Dranias on KFYI's Terry Gilberg Show to discuss an amendment convention, Tea Party t-shirt, and some propositionsPosted on October 02, 2010 | Type: Audio
The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias spent an hour on KFYI's Terry Gilberg Show, where they discussed the Goldwater Institute's lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was told she could not wear her Tea Party t-shirt to vote, the call for an amendments convention, and some of the propositions on the 2010 Arizona ballot.
Goldwater t-shirt lawsuit on FOX NewsPosted on September 26, 2010 | Type: Video
Goldwater Institute attorney Diane Cohen and her client Diane Wickberg appeared live on Fox News' Fox and Friends to discuss Goldwater Institute's lawsuit against Coconino County and the Coconino County Recorder for refusing to let Mrs. Wickberg wear her Flagstaff Tea Party t-shirt to the polls when she tried to vote.
Tea Party t-shirt lawsuit on Fox NewsPosted on September 23, 2010 | Type: Video
Peter Johnson Jr. analyzed the Goldwater Institute's lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was forced to cover up her Tea Party t-shirt when she went to vote at a Flagstaff polling place.