Reaves et al v. United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Voting Section et al

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2004-cv-01837

ORDER denying without prejudice {{3}} Motion for Hearing, denying {{7}} Motion to Dismiss, granting {{9}} Motion to Dismiss, denying without prejudice {{16}} Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on February 1, 2005.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________) FRANKLIN C. REAVES, et al.,)) Plaintiffs,)) v.) Civil Action No. 04-1837 (PLF)) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF) JUSTICE, et al.,)) Defendants.) ____________________________________) ORDER For the reasons stated in the separate Opinion issued this same day, it is hereby ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion for emergency hearing to stay election results in Senate District 30 and Marion County [3] is DENIED without prejudice; it is FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion to amend their complaint [16] is DENIED without prejudice; it is FURTHER ORDERED that the United States' motion to dismiss [9] is GRANTED and the claims against the federal defendants are DISMISSED; it is FURTHER ORDERED that the State of South Carolina's motion to dismiss [7] is DENIED; and it is FURTHER ORDERED sua sponte that this case shall be transferred to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and removed from the docket of this Court. SO ORDERED. /s/_______________________________________ A. RAYMOND RANDOLPH United States Circuit Judge /s/_______________________________________ PAUL L. FRIEDMAN United States District Judge /s/_______________________________________ JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge DATE: February 1, 2005 2