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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:37 PM

Supreme Court gives RNC no help in its efforts to intimidate minority voters

The Supreme Court handed minority voters a small victory Monday by refusing to review the Republican National Committee's appeal in a case seeking to dump a 30-year-old consent decree aimed at preventing intimidation of minority voters. The court did not comment on why it chose not to consider lower-court decisions that leave the consent decree in place until 2017 or beyond.

The decree emerged after the Democratic National Committee sued the RNC over its hiring of off-duty sheriff's deputies and police to patrol polling places in minority precincts in the 1981 New Jersey governor's race. The RNC also sent out mailers to registered voters in minority neighborhoods. They added the name of any voter whose mailer was returned as undeliverable to a roster of those to be challenged if they appeared on election day to vote.


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davidpdx Jan 2013 #1

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:49 AM

1. That is typical

The news isn't that good. In 2017 the RNC will try to have it dropped. As the article on Kos said it doesn't apply to state parties so it's just a matter of the national party asking the state parties to do it for them. Unfortunately there is no real difference between the two and the court doesn't acknowledge it.

BTW here is the link to the full story in the LA Times, it gives better details then KOS


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