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Litigation

In the Matter of Philip Ragusa

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: November 4, 2008 / December 19, 2008
State: New York
Issue: Recount Resources
Courts that Heard this Case: Supreme Court, Queens County (Case ); Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (Case 2008-11181)

Issue:

Whether the parties had been given an opportunity pursuant to Election Law section 9-209(2)(d) to make objections to the casting or refusal to cast approximately 1,700 ballots found by Board of Elections personnel to be preliminarily invalid.

Status:

Decision and Order entered by the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department on 12/19/08.

Supreme Court, Appellate Division Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Of X-Rays, CT Scans, and Gerrymanders

Edward B. Foley

Progress in the detection of malignant redistricting.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos?

Professor Edward Foley’s book, “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” was quoted in The Ellsworth American, in an article about ranked-choice voting in Maine.

Plurality language was added to Maine’s Constitution in 1880 after none of the candidates for governor in the election of 1879 received a majority vote.

“After this ordeal, the state eliminated the requirement that a gubernatorial candidate win a majority in order to win the office outright; instead, a plurality would suffice,” Foley writes.
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Texas\' Request for Stay in Redistricting Case

In two 5-4 votes, the U.S. Supreme Court granted stays in a Texas redistricting case involving Congressional and state house questions, putting on hold the district court\'s orders for the Texas legislature to redraw certain district lines. The stays will be in place until the Supreme Court rules on Texas\' appeal, likely next year. The case is Perez v. Abbott.

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