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Great America PAC v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Case Information

Date Filed: December 1, 2016
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Recount Resources
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 3:16-cv-00795)


Whether the statewide recount, and its methods, of the recent presidential election will violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the United States Constitution.


Complaint filed 12/1/2016. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Memo in Support filed 12/2/16. Temporary Restraining Order Denied 12/2/2016. Motion to Intervene by Jill Stein filed 12/2/16. Order granting Jill Stein's motion to intervene and setting deadline of 12/7/16 for Stein's response to plaintiffs' motion for preliminary relief. Memoranda in opposition to motion for preliminary relief filed 12/7/16. Court denied motion for preliminary relief at hearing on 12/9/16. Plainitffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed 12/19/16.


District Court Documents


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Professor Edward Foley was quoted in the Dayton Daily News about the potential outcomes of several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that will address partisan gerrymandering.

“One direction is the court basically abandoning any role to try to police excessive partisanship in these maps,” Foley said. “The other fork in the road would take the federal judiciary down the path of being something of a police officer on this issue.”

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Info & Analysis

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