(Columbia, SC) – As the US Supreme Court docket moves Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of NAACP closer to its October hearing date, two virtual conversations on the meaning of those cases for South Carolina Black voters will take place. As part of its Dialogue Nights collection, the Atlantic Institute presents Alexander v. SC NAACP, part I: Deciding who gets a voice on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST; and Alexander v. SC NAACP, part II: Amicus Briefs as ‘Voices’ part of the dialogue on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm EST. The programs are hosted by Independent Dialogue Coordinator and Tnovsa Global Commons CEO Catherine Fleming Bruce.
Guests on Sunday’s show include: Charles Mann, Subject Matter Expert/Advisor for SC Counts; Mitchell D. Brown, Voting Rights Senior Counsel at Southern Coalition for Social Justice; and Antonio Lavalle Ingram II, Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Guests on Friday’s show will discuss the amicus briefs for Alexander v. SC NAACP submitted by the following institutions, organizations and individuals: United States Solicitor General; the Constitutional Accountability Center;Political Science professors; Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law; League of Women Voters of South Carolina; Nicholas O. Stephanopoulos and Jowei Chen; Congressman James E. Clyburn and Historians. Bruce will be joined by attorneys, organization leaders and individual signers.
About the case:
On Wednesday October 11, 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument appealing a ruling that ordered the South Carolina General Assembly to redraw the first congressional district (CD1) because it discriminated against Black voters. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of South Carolina, Legal Defense Fund (LDF), and Arnold & Porter challenged the enacted map on behalf of the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and an individual voter, Taiwan Scott.