Only one vote separated the respondent-candidate and the appellant-candidate in a town council election. Four voters’ residency was questioned, and their provisional ballots were sealed and set aside but remain available for counting. The town election commission should have counted ...Read More »
Where respondents placed two separate bond proposals in the same referendum, requiring voters to support both or neither, the referendum question was invalid. We reverse the circuit court’s order upholding the validity of the referendum. Pursuant to the referendum question, ...Read More »
Elections – Legal Qualification – Challenge Procedure – “Certified Law Enforcement Officer” Requirement – Out-of-State Certification
It was not necessary for a candidate for the office of sheriff to hold a certification from South Carolina to qualify as a “certified law enforcement officer”. We affirm the decision of the circuit court, which declined to remove Clarke ...Read More »
De La Fuente v. South Carolina Democratic Party (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-091-17, 11 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, S.J.) 3:16-cv-00322; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff’s social media campaign for U.S. President, none of which was directed at or specific to South Carolina, did ...
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N.C. State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-133-16, 83 pp.) (Motz, J.) No. 16-1468(L), July 29, 2016; USDC at Greensboro, N.C. (Schroeder, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A North Carolina district court upholding the challenged portions of ...Read More »
Raleigh Wake Citizens Ass’n v. Wake County Board of Elections (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-119-16, 59 pp.) (Wynn, J.) No. 16-1270, July 1, 2016; USDC at Raleigh, N.C. (Dever, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In two consolidated cases, the 4th Circuit reverses ...Read More »
Libertarian Party of Virginia v. Alcorn (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-109-16, 27 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 15-1162, June 20, 2016; USDC at Richmond, Va. (Payne, S.J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Libertarian political candidate Robert Sarvis’ constitutional ...
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