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Litigation

Chesnut v. Democratic Party of Nevada

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 11, 2007 / March 19, 2008
State: Nevada
Issue: Selection of Presidential Electors
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (Case 2:08-cv-00046)

Issue:

Whether locating the nine at-large Democratic caucuses in casinos violates Nevada law.

Status:

Complaint filed January 11, 2008. Motion for TRO denied 1/17/08.

District Court Documents

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In the News

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio voter purging process

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The Blade about Ohio’s voter purge law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

“I don’t think there’s any real reason to believe that the drop-off is going to be significant,” Mr. Foley said. “The Ohio law that was upheld in this case never disenfranchised anybody.”

 

 

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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Upholds Most Texas Districts in Racial Gerrymandering Case

In a 5-4 decision that reversed the ruling of the District Court, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the drawing of most of the disputed Texas districts did not violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act. The case is Abbott v. Perez.

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