Dickson v. Rucho (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-06-1207, 80 pp.) (Robert Edmunds Jr., J.) (Cheri Beasley, J., joined by Robin Hudson, J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) (Robert Hunter, J., not participating) Appealed from a three-judge panel of Wake ...Read More »
North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-03-0283, 10 pp.) (Joi Elizabeth Peake, USMJ) 1:13-cv-00658; M.D.N.C. Holding: Since the challenged legislative actions – changes to voting laws – are alleged to have violated the Voting ...
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In re Whittacre Petitioner unsuccessfully protested G.K. Butterfield’s U.S. House candidacy for failure to file the affidavit required to run under a nickname pursuant to G.S. § 163-106(a). Since U.S. Const. art. I, § 5 says, “Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members …”
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Libertarian Party of Virginia v. Judd In this suit by the Libertarian Party of Virginia, the 4th Circuit says a Virginia statute that requires signatures on nominating petitions for the party’s presidential candidate to be witnessed by a Virginia resident, is unconstitutional.
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U.S. v. Danielczyk In this prosecution of two corporate executives for an alleged scheme of recruiting donors and reimbursing their contributions to Hillary Clinton’s 2006 and 2008 Senate and Presidential Campaigns, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses dismissal of a charge of corporation contributions in violation of 2 U.S.C. § 441b(a).Read More »
Project Vote/Voting for America Inc. v. Long Virginia election officials violated the National Voter Registration Act by refusing to disclose completed voter registration applications with voters’ Social Security numbers redacted; the 4th Circuit affirms a district court decision that Section 8(i)(L) of the NVRA does apply to such applications and defendants violated the NVRA.Read More »
Elections – Advocacy Group – FEC Regulation – Constitutional – Vagueness Challenge — PAC Disclosures – ‘Major Purpose’ Test
The Real Truth About Abortion Inc. v. FEC Appellant, a Virginia nonprofit group called “The Real Truth About Abortion Inc.,” loses its constitutional challenge to a regulation of the Federal Election Commission that appellant says is unconstitutionally vague with regard to whether “Real Truth” has to make disclosures as a “political action committee.”Read More »