Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Files Amicus Brief Supporting Minority Voters' Rights
On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Zuckerman Spaeder partner Eleanor Smith prepared an amicus brief filed October 27, 2004, in support of minority voters seeking enforcement of a consent decree against the Republican National Committee to prevent the RNC from using voter lists to challenge voters absent judicial determination that the lists do not discriminate against minority voters. On November 1, 2004, the federal district court found the RNC in violation of the consent decree and enjoined it and its challengers from using voter lists to challenge voters in the November 2, 2004 national election. The Third Circuit rejected the RNC's emergency motion for a stay pending appeal.
Also on behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Eleanor Smith secured on October 29, 2004, a federal court order compelling U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft's Department of Justice Criminal Division to make its working law on ballot security available to the American public.