Friday, October 02, 2020

Alabama's Voter Registration Oath Is Challenged

Yesterday four Alabama residents filed suit challenging language in Alabama's voter registration form. The oath in the form ends with "so help me God." No secular alternative is available.  The complaint (full text) in Cragun v. Merrill, (ND AL, filed 10/01/2020) contends that the absence of a secular alternative violates the Establishment, Free Exercise, Free Speech and Equal Protection Clauses. Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.