Census 2020 Questions

As the United States approaches the next decennial census, a legal firestorm has been ignited due to the Trump Administration’s desire to include a question on citizenship.  In mid-January, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled the citizenship question could not be placed on the survey.  See New York v. […]

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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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