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Paul Denman, Respondent,


City of Columbia, City Council of the City of Columbia, City of Columbia Election Commission, Richland County Election Commission, and Durham E. Carter, of which Durham E. Carter is, Appellant.


Appellant Durham E. Carter has served and filed a notice of appeal, and a motion to expedite in the above matter.

The motion to expedite is granted. Appellant shall serve and file his brief, which shall be in the form of a final brief under Rule 211, SCACR, no later than 12:00 noon, on Monday, March 22, 2010. At the same time appellant serves and files his brief, he shall also serve and file a record on appeal which shall include all documents and exhibits filed with the circuit court.

Any other party desiring to appeal shall serve and file its appellant's brief, together with a notice of appeal, no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, March 22, 2010.

The respondents shall serve and file a brief of respondent no later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Appellant(s) shall serve and file any reply brief no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Due to the short time periods established by this order, any filing with this Court or service on opposing counsel shall be by hand delivery. The number of copies of the briefs and record on appeal to be served and filed shall be as specified by Rules 210 and 211, SCACR.


  s/Jean H. Toal

Columbia, South Carolina
March 19, 2010