Supreme Court Decision in Thirty Year Long Court Battle Reaffirms Need to Protect Against Voter Fraud: Genova Succeeds in Voting Rights Victory on behalf of Democratic National Committee against Republican National Committee
January 15, 2013
On January 14, 2013, the Supreme Court refused to lift a 30-year consent decree that bars the Republican National Committee from targeting racial and ethnic minorities in its efforts to end fraudulent voting. The justices without comment turned down an appeal from RNC lawyers to lift the decree. “Today the Supreme Court, in denying a writ of certiorari in this case, reaffirms the vital necessity of the original consent decree. The order remains integral to enforcing critical protections against minority voter suppression throughout our nation, protections that as are important today as they were thirty years ago “ said Partner Angelo J. Genova, who has represented the Democratic National Committee throughout the three decades-long duration of this case. He added: “This victory is the result of a team effort on the part of the entire GBGW Litigation Practice Group, especially Partner Celia S. Bosco and Counsel Rajiv D. Parikh. Our entire Litigation team including members both past and present worked tirelessly over the years to achieve this important result.” For full press coverage of the decision, see New Jersey Law Journal, Politico.com, The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. For more details, click here.