In voter ID case, how big is the letter of the law?

, The National Law Journal


In court papers, font size matters — the smaller the font, the more information an attorney can jam into a document. In South Carolina's closely watched dispute with the Justice Department over voter identification, lawyers on both sides are duking it out over a single point size.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    If prejudicing the United States is it's concern, the DOJ should worry far less about South Carolina voters properly identifying themselves and far more about AG Holder's divisive and wholly irresponsible rhetoric about disenfranchisement, to say nothing of the palpably and pathetically partisan nature of all its voter ID lawsuits.

  • GaP

    One part of me want to roll my eyes and ask. For this we went to law school ? Really ? To argue over minutia such as font size ? But the other half of me concedes that as advocates our stock and trade is to find the "devil in the details." In this case why should the violator be given an unfair advantage to present its case. In the court of law for justice to prevail the playing field must be level. All parties must play by the same rules. Compromise ? NEVER.

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