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Litigation

 

League of Women Voters of Illinois v. Quinn

Case Information

Date Filed: September 1, 2011
State: Illinois
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Case 1:11-cv-05569); Supreme Court of the United States (Case 11-943)

Issue:

Whether Illinois' redistricting plan violates the First Amendment guarantee of free expression.

Status:

Complaint filed 9/01/11. Motion to Dismiss Granted 10/28/11. Summary Affirmance by Supreme Court 5/21/12.

 

District Court Documents

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

The Electoral Fix We Really Need

Edward B. Foley

The Electoral College winner should be the majority choice in each state that counts towards that Electoral College victory.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Anti-Trumpersí Most Futile Effort Yet to Stop Trump from Being Sworn In

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in Law Newz about efforts to persuade Chief Justice John Roberts to decline conducting Donald Trump’s Oath of Office on Inauguration Day. Even though the U.S. Constitution requires the President to take an oath of office, the the Chief Justice is not required to administer it. It is unlikely that such attempts will prevent Trump from being sworn in, Foley said.

“I think the main point is that the oath doesn’t need to be administered by the Chief Justice,” he said. “After Kennedy’s assassination, a federal district judge in Texas administered the oath to Johnson.”
 

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Info & Analysis

Fourth Circuit Upholds Virginia Voter ID Law

Today, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the district court upholding Virginia\'s voter ID law. The court disagreed with assertions that the law imposed an undue burden on minority voters or was enacted with racially discriminatory intent. The case is Lee v. Virginia Board of Elections.

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