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Morse v. Republican Party Of Virginia

Docket No.: 94-203
Argued: October 2, 1995
Decided: March 27, 1996

Topics:

Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights, Article I, Civil Rights Act, Constitutional Law, Education Amendments of 1972, Equal Protection Clause, Fifteenth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Obscenity, Reapportionment, Section 1983, Tenth Amendment, Voting Rights Act of 1965, age discrimination, attorney fees, patent, racial discrimination

PartyNames: Fortis MORSE, Kenneth Curtis Bartholomew and Kimberly J. Enderson, Appellants, v. REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA et al.
Petitioner: Fortis MORSE, Kenneth Curtis Bartholome
Respondent: REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA et al.

Supreme Court Docket

Fortis MORSE, Kenneth Curtis Bartholome
v.
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA et al.
517 U.S. 186 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1186134 L.Ed.2d 347 (517 U.S.
Question:

Does section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 require preclearance of the Republican Party of Virginia's decision to exact a fee to nominate the party's candidate for senator? Are voters permitted to challenge the fee as a poll tax prohibited by section 10?

Morse v. Republican Party Of Virginia
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 02, 1995

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Morse, 4 vote(s) against

Morse v. Republican Party Of Virginia
Case Documents

1Opinion in Morse v. Republican Party Of Virginia
2Opinion in Morse v. Republican Party Of Virginia
Additional documents for this case are pending review.