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Florida Democratic Party v. Detzner

Case Information

Date Filed: November 4, 2012
State: Florida
Issue: Early Voting
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case 1:12-cv-24000)

Issue:

Whether Florida's alleged lack of sufficient polling facilities for early voting violates the U.S. Constitution, the Florida Constitution, and Florida statutory law.

Status:

Complaint filed 11/4/12. Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order filed 11/5/12.

 

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

Friday round-up

A blog post written by Professor Edward Foley for ElectionLaw@Moritz about the U.S. Supreme Court case Benisek v. Lamone was requoted in SCOTUSblog. 

 

“[There] are reasons to be skeptical, at least early in the stages of the intellectual inquiry, that there would be a single ‘grand unified theory of partisan gerrymandering’ under the U.S. Constitution,” Foley writes. 


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Info & Analysis

Federal Court Finds Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina released a lengthy opinion Tuesday finding that North Carolina\'s 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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