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Support given for voting rights of Guamanians

Posted: May 24, 2018 12:45 PM Updated:

While we wait to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will accept a case that could ultimately have for reaching impacts on the voting rights of Guamanians and other U.S. Citizens in the territories, the attorney leading the litigation is celebrating support from other jurisdictions that are similarly impacted.  Attorney Neil Weare represents Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Luis Segovia.

The former Illinois resident can't vote for president via absentee ballot because he now lives in Guam. It's up to the U.S. Supreme Court whether it will hear the case.

For now though, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands Bar Association and leading voting rights scholars have each filed briefs with the high court supporting Segovia's right to vote.

The Supreme Court is expected to decide in October whether it will accept or reject the case.

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