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Greidinger v. Davis
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
988 F.2d 1344 (1993)
The Commonwealth of Virginia (defendant) required residents to put their Social Security numbers on their voter-registration applications. Virginia also permitted any registered voter, candidate for public office, holder of public office, political-party committee, and nonprofit organization promoting voter registration to look at the voter-registration books, which contained the registration applications. Marc Greidinger (plaintiff) refused to provide his Social Security number on his voter-registration application. Virginia denied his application. Greidinger sued Virginia, alleging that the requirement and the resulting public disclosure violated the First and Fourth Amendments.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hamilton, J.)
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