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Harris v. Brown

Case Information

Date Filed: December 8, 2014
State: Oregon
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Multnomah County Circuit Court (Case 14CV18869)

Issue:

In the voting on Oregon's ballot measure concerning the labeling of genetically-modified food, was the Oregon Secretary of State required by Oregon law to count certain ballots whose signatures did not match signatures on file with election offices?

Status:

Complaint filed 12/08/14. Memorandum in support of motion for temporary restraining order filed 12/08/14. TRO denied 12/10/14. Plaintiffs reported to have conceded 12/11/14.

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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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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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