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  •  You got your law degree at wikipedia (0+ / 0-)

    1) Suspect Class:
    the Non-Military Ohio voters are made up of the "suspect class" as they are people of different races, different national origin and different religions.

    2) Rational Basis Test:
    The Ohio law violates non-Military voters Constitutional rights via the Rational Basis Test as the voting rights of the non-military members might infringe on their 14th Amendment rights -- which is the basis of the Rational Basis Test.

    3) Harper v. Board of Election
    How can you not see that Ohio's law that grants 2classes of voting rights based off of "occupation" is any different than saying 2classes of people will have separate voting rights based off of their wealth?

    Here's what the Court would have added in Harper:

    Those principles apply here. For, to repeat, wealth or fee paying [OR OCCUPATION] has, in our view, no relation to voting qualifications; the right to vote is too precious, too fundamental to be so burdened or conditioned.
    The Supreme Court has ruled over and over that a State cannot have separate voting laws for people who cannot read at the same level -- yet you think it's ok for a State to have separate voting laws for people who have different job titles?!?

    I respectfully say, you would be a better 'lawyer' if you got a degree from a real college as opposed to Wikipedia which seems to be your only source for legal advice.

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