SCOTUScast 4-1-08 featuring Kevin Newsom
Riley v. Kennedy
April 1, 2008Kevin C. Newsom
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SCOTUScast 4-1-08 featuring Kevin Newsom - MP3
Running Time: 00:10:06
On March 24, 2008, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Riley v. Kennedy. At issue in the case is whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act required pre-clearance of Alabama's decision to return to a process for filling vacancies on a county commission through gubernatorial appointments rather than through special elections. Alabama's decision to return to the prior process was caused by the Alabama Supreme Court's invalidation, on Alabama Constitution separation of powers grounds, of the Alabama law specifying elections.
Oral Argument - March 24, 2008: