Voting hours in Ohio were scrutinized for their disproportionate impact on black residents in the 2004 election, when many people reported waiting in lines for up to 12 hours to cast a ballot. The state then implemented its 35-day early voting period, the first week of which became known as the Golden Week because it allowed people to meet the 30-day deadline for registration and cast their ballots at the same time.

Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper said Tuesday, “Ohio Republicans can keep trying to make it harder for people to vote, but we will continue to fight them at every turn.”

SCOTUSblog reported that the Supreme Court allowed the previous ruling to stand “without any noted dissent.”

The case is Ohio Democratic Party v. Husted (pdf). It is one of many voting rights cases underway ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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