ACRU Supports Race-Neutral Florida Voting Laws
The American Constitutional Rights Union, joined by the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of Florida as it defended race-neutral laws regulating drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots, the return of voter registration forms, and activity at or near a polling place.
The ACRU pointed out how the United States Supreme Court imposed substantial limitations on the use of a disparate impact theory to attack such race-neutral voting regulations in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, 141 S. Ct. 2321 (2021). The district court held that the challenged provisions were motivated by intentional discrimination, an extraordinarily weak finding that enabled it to end run the limitations imposed by Brnovich. The challenged provisions would easily have been sustained against a challenge brought under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.