Blanket Primaries The Supreme Court today heard arguments regarding California's so-called blanket primary, which allows voters to pick among candidates from all parties when choosing nominees for federal and state office. The parties argue that such shop-around rules, however popular, violate party members' constitutional rights to free association. And the line of questioning from several justices today suggested that argument would carry considerable weight with the court. NPR's legal correspondent Nina Totenberg reports.
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Blanket Primaries

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Blanket Primaries

Blanket Primaries

Blanket Primaries

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The Supreme Court today heard arguments regarding California's so-called blanket primary, which allows voters to pick among candidates from all parties when choosing nominees for federal and state office. The parties argue that such shop-around rules, however popular, violate party members' constitutional rights to free association. And the line of questioning from several justices today suggested that argument would carry considerable weight with the court. NPR's legal correspondent Nina Totenberg reports.