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League of Women Voters v. Rokita

Case Information

Date Filed: June 20, 2008
State: Indiana
Issue: Voter ID
Courts that Heard this Case: Marion County Superior Court (Case 49D13-0806-PL-027627); Indiana Court of Appeals (Case 49A02-0901-CV-00040); Indiana Supreme Court (Case 49S02-1001-CV-00050)

Issue:

Whether Indiana's Voter ID law is unconstitutional under provisions of the Indiana State Constitution.

Status:

Oral argument 3/4/10.  Final Opinion Affirming the Decision of the Trial Court and Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss entered 6/30/10.  Opinion Certified on 8/13/10.

Supreme Court Documents

Case Docket

Court of Appeals Documents

Case Docket

  • Notice of Appeal (filed 1/15/09)
  • Appellants Case Summary (filed 1/15/09)
  • Brief of Appellants PDF (filed 3/2/09)
    • Appendix
  • Appellee's Petition for Permission to File a Belated Brief (filed 4/3/09)
    • Appellee's Motion to Filed a Belated Brief (filed 4/6/09)
  • Appellee's Verified Motion to File Belated Brief of Appellee and Motion to File Belated Brief of Appellee Instater are GRANTED (entered 4/15/09)
    • Clerk of Court is directed to file the Appellee's brief as of the date of this order
    • Appellant's reply brief, if any shall be filed within 15 days of this order
    • Appellant's reply brief received, awaiting permission to file (5/1/09)
      • Order to File Reply Brief entered (5/12/09)
  • Appellant's Additional Citation of Authority PDF (filed 7/17/09)
  • Appellee's Response to Appellants' Statement of Additional Authorities (filed 8/14/09)
  • Opinion -- Reversing trial court and Remanding with instructions PDF (entered 9/17/09)

Trial Court Documents

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Professor Edward Foley was requoted in Mother Jones about a gerrymandering case in Wisconsin on its way to the Supreme Court. Other legal actions on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland and in North Carolina may be bound for the Supreme Court as well.

While previous Supreme Court cases have noted that partisan gerrymanders are “incompatible with democratic principles,” The New York Times originally reported, the court has never officially struck a case down. While it remains unseen how the Supreme Court will rule in the upcoming cases, a 2004 ruling from a previous gerrymandering case could play a pivotal role in how the court stands in the future. 

“The ordered working of our Republic, and of the democratic process, depends on a sense of decorum and restraint in all branches of government, and in the citizenry itself,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in 2004. Kennedy’s statement is “the most important line” in the decision, Foley told The New York Times, adding,  “He’s going to look at what’s going on in North Carolina as the complete absence of that. I think that helps the plaintiffs in any of these cases.”


 

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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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