OSU Navigation Bar

Election Law @ Moritz Home Page

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz



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)


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.


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


Edward B. Foley

Flagging Online Falsehoods

Edward B. Foley

A remedy for foreign disinformation attacks

more commentary...

In the News

Edward B. Foley

How Ohio could be affected by Supreme Court gerrymandering case brought by Maryland Republicans - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in Cleveland.com about two gerrymandering cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.

"The two cases give the court an opportunity to say that there is a line that if you go too far, you are in violation" of the Constitution Foley said.

more EL@M in the news...

Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Maryland Redistricting Case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently added the Maryland redistricting case of Benisek v. Lamone to the merits docket. The court postponed consideration of the jurisdiction question until hearing the case on the merits.

more info & analysis...