'Tea Party' shirts are in at polling places, judge rules
By Alicia Barron
PHOENIX – A federal judge ruled voters will be allowed to wear "tea party" T-shirts at polling sites Tuesday.
Monday’s ruling was a win for the conservative watchdog group the Goldwater Institute after they requested a temporary injunction against Maricopa County.
Elections officials previously announced "tea party” shirts would not be allowed at polling sites due to electioneering laws, but the Goldwater Institute argued it is a First Amendment issue and the judge agreed.
Voters in Maricopa County will be allowed to wear "tea party" T-shirts as long as the shirts do not endorse a specific candidate or proposition.