Montana Supreme Court – Montana Democratic Party v. Jacobsen Amicus Brief Filed

On Friday, our faculty co-directors Miriam Seifter and Rob Yablon submitted an amicus brief with other legal scholars in the Montana Supreme Court. The case, Montana Democratic Party v. Jacobsen, considers whether several restrictive voting laws violate the state constitution. A state trial court enjoined the laws, which it found would make it more difficult for young and Native American voters in particular to participate in elections. The amicus brief argues that the Montana Constitution—which guarantees “the free exercise of the right of suffrage”—requires close judicial scrutiny of restrictive voting laws. Staff Attorneys Derek Clinger and Emily Lau contributed significantly to this brief.