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Michigan Democratic Party v. Michigan Republican Party

Case Information

Date Filed: November 4, 2016
State: Michigan
Issue: Voter Intimidation
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 2:16-cv-13924-MAG-RSW)

Issue:

Whether the actions of the Ohio Republican Party, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Roger J. Stone, Jr., and Stop the Steal Inc., are violating the Voting Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act by intimidating minority voters. The plaintiffs request that the courts issue an order to stop "voter intimidation" and for Stone and Stop the Steal Inc. to stop certain activities such as exit polling.

Status:

Complaint filed 11/4/16. Motions to Dismiss by Trump and Michigan Republican Party filed 11/7/16. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed 11/9/16.

 

District Court Documents

 

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Filibusters are not for shutdowns

Edward B. Foley

The minority party must win elections, not derail the government, to prevail on policy.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180207/inside-story-on-ohios-redistricting-deal

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in The Columbus Dispatch about partisan congressional redistricting in Ohio. 

 

 

"I can’t think of anywhere where we’ve had a situation like we’ve had here for the past couple of years,” Tokai said. “People in Ohio’s state legislature recognize there’s a serious problem.”



 

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Info & Analysis

Federal Court Finds Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina released a lengthy opinion Tuesday finding that North Carolina\'s 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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