Bloomberg Law
Jan. 8, 2019, 7:42 PM

RNC Wins Discovery Appeal in Suit Alleging Vote Suppression

Porter Wells
Porter Wells

The court in which the Democratic and Republican National Committees crossed swords over alleged voter suppression wasn’t wrong to limit the scope of the DNC’s discovery requests, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said Jan. 8.

The Democrats simply couldn’t carry its burden of showing that the trial court improperly denied certain deposition requests, the Third Circuit said.

The DNC took particular issue with the trial court’s denial last autumn of eight discovery requests, including one request to depose then-RNC Chair Reince Preibus and another to depose Nevada poll workers about alleged minority voter intimidation.

But the ...

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