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Mike Carvin Michael Carvin after arguing for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell. March 4, 2015. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Jones Day’s Michael Carvin sharply differed Tuesday on how to determine racially discriminatory voting rules during a complex and sometimes combative argument in a major voting rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the combined cases Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee, the justices reviewed a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that struck down two state voting rules under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: the state’s out-of-precinct policy in which the state discards all ballots cast by voters in the wrong precinct, and its criminal law barring the collection of early ballots by most third parties.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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