(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Minnesota law banning people from wearing political apparel at a polling place violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. By a seven to two vote, the justices overturned a lower court ruling that said the ban supported the state's interest in peace, order and decorum at polling places. This ruling could have an effect on several other states. Legal experts say the ruling sends a message that states cannot overstep their bounds when it comes to impeding free speech at the polling place.