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Litigation

McCorvey v. Browning

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: April 7, 2008 / July 13, 2008
State: Florida
Issue: Selection of Presidential Electors
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (Case 4:08-cv-00218)

Issue:

Whether Florida's amendment of statutory Section 103.101, which changed the date of Florida's primary election in violation of the Democratic National Party's rules, violated plaintiff's rights under the first and fourteenth amendments of the constitution.

Status:

Complaint filed 4/7/08. Defendants' Motions to Dismiss and Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment are pending.  Court granted Motion to Dismiss as to the AG but denied it as to the Sec State (7/13).  Motion for Summary Judgment denied (7/13) and case is stayed until after the November elections.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Publication of new BALLOT BATTLES book

Edward B. Foley

I'm delighted that Oxford University Press has published my new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States. I've collected links to last week's blogging related to the book's release. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

What would it take to find out for sure if Ted Cruz (or others like him) is eligible for the presidency?

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji's research was quoted in a Washington Post article:

The most common route for aggrieved partisans, in this case opponents of Cruz, are the federal courts. But the courts are unlikely to go near the question just because someone brings a lawsuit. If some gadfly, for example, were to sue in federal court to keep Cruz off the ballot, the chances of any judge stepping in to settle the question is close to zero. 

There’s little dispute about that according to, among many others, Ohio State University law professor Daniel P. Tokaji, writing in the Michigan Law Review.

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Info & Analysis

New state voting laws face first presidential election test

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