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Project Vote v Elisa Long 4th Circuit Ruling

Project Vote v Elisa Long 4th Circuit Ruling

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PUBLISHED
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
 
P
ROJECT
V
OTE
/ V
OTING FOR
A
MERICA
, I
NCORPORATED
,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.E
LISA
L
ONG
, in her officialcapacity as General Registrar of Norfolk, Virginia; D
ONALD
P
ALMER
, in his official capacity asSecretary, State Board of Elections,
 Defendants-Appellants.
No. 11-1809
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TATES OF
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OMMITTEE FOR
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IGITAL
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; T
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OCIETY OF
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IRGINIA
C
OALITION FOR
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PEN
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,
 Amici Supporting Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk.Rebecca Beach Smith, District Judge.(2:10-cv-00075-RBS-DEM)Argued: May 17, 2012Decided: June 15, 2012Before WILKINSON, DIAZ, and FLOYD, Circuit Judges.Affirmed and remanded by published opinion. Judge Wilkin-son wrote the opinion, in which Judge Diaz and Judge Floyd joined.
COUNSELARGUED:
Earle Duncan Getchell, Jr., OFFICE OF THEATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Vir-ginia, for Appellants. Ryan Morland Malone, ROPES &GRAY, LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellee. Erin H. Flynn,UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washing-
2P
ROJECT
V
OTE
v. L
ONG
 
ton, D.C., for Amici Supporting Appellee.
ON BRIEF:
Ken-neth T. Cuccinelli, II, Attorney General of Virginia, CharlesE. James, Jr., Chief Deputy Attorney General, Wesley G.Russell, Jr., Deputy Attorney General, Stephen M. Hall,Assistant Attorney General, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEYGENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia; Jeff W.Rosen, Lisa Ehrich, PENDER & COWARD, PC, VirginiaBeach, Virginia, for Appellants. Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Augustine M. Ripa, ROPES & GRAY, LLP,Washington, D.C., for Appellee. Thomas E. Perez, AssistantAttorney General, Diana K. Flynn, UNITED STATESDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for theUnited States, Amicus Supporting Appellee. Lucy A. Dal-glish, Mark R. Caramanica, You-Jin J. Han, THE REPORT-ERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS,Arlington, Virginia; Kevin M. Goldberg, FLETCHER,HEALD & HILDRETH, PLC, Arlington, Virginia, for Amer-ican Society of News Editors and Association of CapitolReporters and Editors; Karen Kaiser, Associate GeneralCounsel, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York, NewYork; Bruce L. Gottlieb, General Counsel, ATLANTICMEDIA, INC., Washington, D.C.; Jeffrey P. Hermes, CITI-ZEN MEDIA LAW PROJECT, Berkman Center For Internet& Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Joshua N. Pila, Regu-latory Counsel, LIN MEDIA, Providence, Rhode Island;Charles D. Tobin, HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP, Washington,D.C., for the National Press Club; Mickey H. Osterreicher,East Amherst, New York, for the National Press Photogra-phers Association; Rene P. Milam, Vice President/GeneralCounsel, NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA,Arlington, Virginia; Jennifer Borg, General Counsel, NORTHJERSEY MEDIA GROUP INC., Hackensack, New Jersey;Kathleen A. Kirby, WILEY REIN LLP, Washington, D.C.,for the Radio Television Digital News Association; Bruce E.H. Johnson, DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP, Seattle,Washington, for The Seattle Times Company; Bruce W. San-ford, Bruce D. Brown, Laurie A. Babinski, BAKER
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