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South Carolina v. United States

Case Information

Date Filed: February 7, 2012
State: South Carolina
Issues: Voting Rights Act, Voter ID
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:12-cv-00203)

Issue:

Whether the US Justice Department properly denied preclearance to South Carolina's Voter ID law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

Status:

Complaint filed 2/7/12. Answer filed 4/9/12. Trial set to begin 8/27/12. Opinion delaying implementation of Voter ID law until after 2012 election issued 10/10/12. Order Finding South Carolina Entitled to Costs with Certain Items Excluded filed 1/4/13.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

Edward B. Foley

A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Dismisses Virginia Redistricting Case for Lack of Standing

In a 5-4 decision on redistricting, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by the Virginia House of Delegates. The Court found that the House of Delegates lacked standing to represent the state\'s or its own interests. The case is Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill.

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