V. Legal Updates
Florida: They may ultimately be on opposing sides but voting-rights groups and the Florida Legislature both objected this week to an attempt by U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Winter Garden) to intervene in the suit over the state’s congressional redistricting plan.
New Jersey: According to the Press of Atlantic City, the Atlantic County Clerk cannot process mail-in ballot applications partially filled out by a PAC until an appeals court ruling, but on Wednesday, an appeals court judge sided with the PAC and Atlantic County Clerk Ed McGettigan will now begin processing mail-in ballot applications that are partially completed by the super PAC.
New York: A group of Chinese-American students are suing Deerpark Supervisor Gary Spears, accusing him of voter intimidation after he challenged new voter registrations submitted by 30 Chinese-American college students.
North Carolina: U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder refused a request from North Carolina lawmakers to dismiss a challenge to the state’s voter ID law and set a tentative trial date for January 2016.