Green v. Richland County Election & Voter Registration et al

Filing 32

ORDER granting 27 MOTION to Substitute Party filed by Samuel J. Selph. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V Hodges on 7/18/2017. (mwal)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA DIVISION Dr. Cameo Aleece Green, Plaintiff, v. Richland County Election & Voter Registration; Rokey Suleman, as director; South Carolina Election Commission; Billy Way, Jr., as Chair Commission, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C/A No. 3:17-cv-00983-JFA-SVH ORDER SUBSTITUTING PARTY This matter comes before the court on the motion of defendants to substitute Mr. Rokey Suleman for Samuel J. Selph. [ECF No. 27]. Defendants represent that Mr. Selph is no longer associated with the Richland County Elections & Voter Registration Commission and that Mr. Suleman is the current Director of that Commission. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(d), “an action does not abate when a public officer who is a party in an official capacity . . . otherwise ceases to hold office while an action is pending.” Moreover, that officer’s successor “is automatically substituted as a party.” Id. The court grants the motion to substitute [ECF No. 27] and directs the Clerk’s Office to change the docket, as in the above caption, to reflect the substitution. IT IS SO ORDERED. July 18, 2017 Columbia, South Carolina Shiva V. Hodges United States Magistrate Judge

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