A judge listened to testimony from witnesses on both sides in a lawsuit seeking to make it legal in the state for voters to photograph their marked ballots. Judge P. Kevin Castel did not immediately rule Tuesday on the merits of a year-old lawsuit brought by several voters who want to distribute pictures of their ballots on social media. Last year, the judge refused to shut down the 1890 law just before the presidential election, saying it would “wreak havoc” to let ballot selfies occur at thousands of polling places.
Witnesses on Tuesday included experts for the city and state who defended the state law banning people from showing their marked ballots to others.
Among witnesses for the plaintiffs was Katherine Brezler, who served last year as the national digital director for a group supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont.