Arizona judge: It’s okay to wear tea-party shirts at the polls

The Goldwater Institute filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Wickberg this summer after poll watchers told the Arizona woman that she was required to cover her Flagstaff Tea Party shirt while voting. Officials said wearing the shirt was considered electioneering. Wickberg argued that her rights were being violated, as her shirt did not endorse any candidates or political party…

The Goldwater Institute declared victory. “We hope this victory will provide a civics lesson to government officials who substitute their own subjective values and political biases for objective rules,” said Clint Bolick, the Goldwater Institute’s litigation director.