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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

In the News

Edward B. Foley

Symposium: Wechsler, history and gerrymandering

A post written by Professor Edward Foley was published on SCOTUSblog.

“When we look back on the half-century since Sullivan, we see a legacy in which the Supreme Court itself contributed to America’s growth as a people committed to political freedom. Sullivan is entrenched as precedent precisely because it is now indelibly part of our national self-understanding," Foley writes. "For Gill to be successful like Sullivan, it too will need to become woven into our sense of America as a democracy. The way for Gill to accomplish this is to declare: 'Although the original Gerry-mander was never tested in this Court, the attack on its validity has carried the day in the court of history.' If the court says this, then 50 years from now—thanks in large part to Gill itself—we may have matured into the genuinely representative democracy we are still striving to be.”
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a gerrymandering case involving Wisconsin state legislative districts. The court also granted a request by the state to temporarily block the lower court\'s decision until the appeal is resolved. The case is Gill v. Whitford.

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