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Litigation

Hayes v. Michigan Democratic Party

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: December 10, 2007 / February 2, 2008
State: Michigan
Issue: Selection of Presidential Electors
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (Case 1:07-cv-01237)

Issue: Whether Michigan's movement of the primary election date, in violation of National Party Rules, is unconstitutional, and whether the Michigan Democratic Party's decision to participate in the January 15 primary election is unconstitutional.

Status: Complaint filed on 12/10/07. Case dismissed on 2/5/08.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Filibusters are not for shutdowns

Edward B. Foley

The minority party must win elections, not derail the government, to prevail on policy.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Ohio voters may change way Congress lines are drawn

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

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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