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Elections – Civil Practice – Intervention of Right – Redistricting Plan Challenge (access required)

Backus v. State of South Carolina Senator Dick Elliott’s motion to intervene is granted because (1) his motion was timely filed; (2) he as asserting the same causes of action as the existing plaintiffs, his claims will also depend on whether race was intentionally used by defendants as the predominant factor in drawing districts to dilute minority voting strength, and the underlying facts are identical; and (3) allowing intervention will serve to avoid future litigation and to increase judicial economy and will not unduly delay this matter or prejudice either party.

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