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The Meaning of “One Person, One Vote” to be Decided by the Supreme Court (Finally)

Attached is an interesting blog post by Lyle Denniston[1] about two redistricting cases the United States Supreme Court will hear in its Fall Term.[2] One case, arising out of Texas, will answer what population measure should be used—total population, total citizen voting age, total registered voters in a state—to ensure “one person, one vote” principle […]

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Where Did All the Voters Go?

Based on a recent report by the U.S. Elections Project,[1] Americans had the lowest voter turnout rate since 1942. Interestingly, the top two reasons given to the U.S. Census Bureau why people did not vote were: (1) too busy, and (2) not interested. Clearly, stopping this trend and engaging more persons to vote in future […]

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Legal Malpractice Claims Cannot Be Assigned Between Adversaries in Litigation

The South Carolina Supreme Court certified the following question from the United States District Court: “Can a legal malpractice claim be assigned between adversaries in litigation in which the alleged legal malpractice arose?” The Court answered the question in the negative, following the majority of other jurisdictions that have addressed the issue and finding that […]

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Do We Live in a Healthy Democracy?

Recently, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (“Center”) issued a report entitled, The Health of State Democracies.[1] The Center essentially is a think tank that has policy teams in major issues areas and issues reports on these various topics to attempt to shape the debate.[2] The report “aims to take a broader approach to […]

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Florida Supreme Court: Redistricting Map Violates Florida Constitution

In League of Women Voters v. Detzner, No. SC14-1905, 2015 WL 4130852 (Fla. July 9, 2015), plaintiffs challenged the Florida legislature’s 2012 congressional redistricting plan, alleging that it violated the Florida Constitution. Specifically, in 2010, the Florida Constitution was amended by the Fair Districts Amendment (“FDA”), which prohibited the Florida legislature from drawing a redistricting […]

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