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Citizen Center v. Gessler

Case Information

Date Filed: February 13, 2012
State: Colorado
Issues: Improper Election Administration, Voting Technology
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (Case 1:12-cv-00370); United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (Case 12-1414)

Issue:

Whether the election procedures of six Colorado counties infringe on the rights to vote, political expression, and speech.

Status:

complaint filed 2/13/12. Motions to Dismiss filed 6/4/12. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed 8/17/12. Case dismissed by minute order 9/24/12. Judgment issued 9/25/12. Appeal docketed with 10th Circuit on 10/30/12. Oral Arguments held 3/17/14. Opinion reversing in part, affirming in part filed 10/21/14. Petition for Rehearing En Banc filed 11/4/14. Order denying Petition for Rehearing En Banc filed 11/17/14. Petition for writ of certiorari filed 2/20/15. Notice of denial of certiorari filed 4/27/15. District Court order dismissing case filed 08/19/15.

See related state court case: Marks v. Koch

Circuit Court Documents

District Court Documents

In the News

Edward B. Foley

Symposium: Wechsler, history and gerrymandering

A post written by Professor Edward Foley was published on SCOTUSblog.

“When we look back on the half-century since Sullivan, we see a legacy in which the Supreme Court itself contributed to America’s growth as a people committed to political freedom. Sullivan is entrenched as precedent precisely because it is now indelibly part of our national self-understanding," Foley writes. "For Gill to be successful like Sullivan, it too will need to become woven into our sense of America as a democracy. The way for Gill to accomplish this is to declare: 'Although the original Gerry-mander was never tested in this Court, the attack on its validity has carried the day in the court of history.' If the court says this, then 50 years from now—thanks in large part to Gill itself—we may have matured into the genuinely representative democracy we are still striving to be.”
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a gerrymandering case involving Wisconsin state legislative districts. The court also granted a request by the state to temporarily block the lower court\'s decision until the appeal is resolved. The case is Gill v. Whitford.

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