Election Season 2018

As the general election approaches on November 6, we’ll look at some of the basics when it comes to elections. The midterm presidential election is only two weeks away.  Much is at stake—whether US Senate or House of Representatives flips from Republican majority to a Democratic majority.  Many states have specific items addressing social issues […]

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Rob Tyson named Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by S.C. Lawyers Weekly

Sowell Gray Robinson member Rob Tyson has been named Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. He received the recognition at the annual S.C. Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Awards event in Charleston on March 23. Here is an article from the magazine about Rob and the award. When Tyson received […]

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Redistricting is Everywhere

As has been described numerous times on this blog, redistricting challenges abound.  Several cases reside in the United States Supreme Court, while a number of challenges are making their way through the federal courts.  The National Conferences of State Legislatures¹ has prepared a “cheat sheet” on the status of the cases before the Supreme Court.  […]

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What Attire is Appropriate for Voting?

On February 28, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, on whether the Minnesota law outlawing the wearing of “political badges, political buttons, or political insignia” on election day at the polls violates the First Amendment. The State of Minnesota argues the law maintains “an orderly and controlled environment” […]

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Partisan Fight over Pennsylvania Congressional Districts Continues

After the Pennsylvania legislature and Governor failed to find a new Congressional map, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court filled the void and produced new congressional district lines for the state’s 2018 elections. Republican leaders are expected to challenge the Court drawn plan on the grounds map drawing falls within the purview of the legislature and not […]

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