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Litigation

 

Supreme Court of Kansas

Case Information

Date Filed: September 18, 2000
State: Kansas
Issue: Ballot Access
Courts that Heard this Case: Supreme Court of Kansas (Case 112487)

Issue:

Whether the Kansas Democratic Party is required under Kansas law to name a candidate for U.S. Senate for the November election.

Status:

Writ of Mandamus filed 9/18/14.

Date Filed: September 18, 2014
State: Kansas
Issue: Ballot Access
Courts that Heard this Case: Supreme Court of Kansas (Case 112487)

Issue:

Whether Kansas law requires the Kansas Democratic Party to name a candidate for U.S. Senate for the November election.

Status:

Writ of Mandamus filed 9/18/14. Order sending case to lower court filed 9/23/14. Opinion and Judgment of Shawnee County District Court filed 10/1/14.

Kansas Supreme Court Documents

Shawnee County 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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