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Paul, Weiss Achieves Victory in Voting Rights Case

On December 18, U.S. District Court Judge Stephan Mickle (N.D. Fla.) granted the preliminary injunction motion brought on behalf our clients, including the Florida conference of the NAACP, to block a new Florida voter registration law that would have disenfranchised tens of thousands of voters in the 2008 Presidential Elections. The enjoined law prevents citizens from being registered if their names and Social Security or driver's license numbers on their registration applications do not match exactly the information in other government databases. This "matching" system has already excluded from the registration rolls 14,000 eligible Florida voters, in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act. Working with the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, the Advancement Project and Project Vote, the Paul, Weiss team included litigation partner Bob Atkins and associates Marcus Cave, Susanna Cowen, Lauren Rothenberg and Adam Skaggs.

December 18, 2007

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