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Litigation

Nelson v. Dean

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: October 4, 2007 / December 24, 2007
State: Florida
Issue: Primary Election Dates
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (Case 4:07-cv-00427)

Issue:

Whether the Democratic National Committee violated the Voting Rights Act and the the U.S. Constitution by taking away Florida's votes in the national presidential nominating convention, as a result of the State moving its primary election up to January 29, 2008.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/4/07. Motion to Dismiss granted on 12/14/07.

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Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted on Fox28 about Donald Trump’s latest video outlining plans for his first 100 days in office.

"Take immigration for example, one of the cornerstones of the Trump campaign, not just building the wall, but reversing some of President Obama's actions on immigration, in particular the protection of the immigrant children," Tokaji said. "There will be a big backlash from the growing Latino population if he acts too aggressively on that, something that could hurt the Republican Party for decades."

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Info & Analysis

Divided District Court Panel Finds Wisconsin Assembly Districts Unconstitutionally Drawn

In a 2-1 opinion, a District Court panel determined that the redistricting plan enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011 was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court deferred its ruling as to a remedy, ordering further briefing by the parties. The case is Whitford v. Nichol.

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