Voter roll purges OK’ed by SCOTUS

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Voters fill out their ballots at the Cincinnati Public Library precinct on primary election day, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. Ohio's roller-coaster gubernatorial primary season will be decided Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats vote for their nominees to replace term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voters fill out their ballots at the Cincinnati Public Library precinct on primary election day, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. Ohio's roller-coaster gubernatorial primary season will be decided Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats vote for their nominees to replace term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Guest: Mark Joseph Stern

States can now purge their voter rolls of citizens who have not voted or opted out of voting for a two year period. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of this practice which has been in use in Ohio but was challenged by voting rights advocates who claim such laws affect minority voters and will increase disenfranchisement. We’re joined by MARK JOSEPH STERN, who covers courts and law for Slate, who will tell us about the decision and the impact it will have on future elections.

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