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Litigation

Maksym v. Board of Elections Commissioners of the City of Chicago

Case Information

Date Filed: January 25, 2011
State: Illinois
Issue: Candidate Eligibility
Courts that Heard this Case: Illinois Supreme Court (Case 111773)

Issue:

Whether Rahm Emanuel is a resident of Chicago and therefore eligible to run for mayor.

Status:

Appellate Court opinion entered 1/24/11. Supreme Court Opinion entered 1/27/11.  Final Order entered 1/28/11.

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio voter purging process

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The Blade about Ohio’s voter purge law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

“I don’t think there’s any real reason to believe that the drop-off is going to be significant,” Mr. Foley said. “The Ohio law that was upheld in this case never disenfranchised anybody.”

 

 

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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Upholds Most Texas Districts in Racial Gerrymandering Case

In a 5-4 decision that reversed the ruling of the District Court, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the drawing of most of the disputed Texas districts did not violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act. The case is Abbott v. Perez.

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