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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

Of X-Rays, CT Scans, and Gerrymanders

Edward B. Foley

Progress in the detection of malignant redistricting.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos?

Professor Edward Foley’s book, “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” was quoted in The Ellsworth American, in an article about ranked-choice voting in Maine.

Plurality language was added to Maine’s Constitution in 1880 after none of the candidates for governor in the election of 1879 received a majority vote.

“After this ordeal, the state eliminated the requirement that a gubernatorial candidate win a majority in order to win the office outright; instead, a plurality would suffice,” Foley writes.
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Texas\' Request for Stay in Redistricting Case

In two 5-4 votes, the U.S. Supreme Court granted stays in a Texas redistricting case involving Congressional and state house questions, putting on hold the district court\'s orders for the Texas legislature to redraw certain district lines. The stays will be in place until the Supreme Court rules on Texas\' appeal, likely next year. The case is Perez v. Abbott.

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