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Florida Democratic Party v. Scott

Case Information

Date Filed: October 9, 2016
State: Florida
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (Case 4:16-cv-00626)

Issue:

Whether Florida's failure to extend the voter registration deadline on account of the effects of Hurricane Matthew violates the First Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/9/16. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order filed 10/9/16. Order Granting TRO filed 10/10/16. Order Granting Preliminary Injunction and extending voter registration to October 18 filed 10/12/16. Order Denying Motion to Enforce Preliminary Injunction filed 10/20/16. Order Closing File filed 10/20/16.

 

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

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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