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Litigation

Peterson v. Ritchie

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 13, 2009 / January 16, 2009
State: Minnesota
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Recount Resources, MN Senate race 2008
Courts that Heard this Case: Minnesota Supreme Court (Case A090065)

Issue:

Whether these voters' absentee ballots were wrongly excluded from the results.

Status:

Voters filed petition on 1/13.  Case consolidated with Coleman v. Franken election contest on 1/16.

Minnesota Supreme 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

Edward B. Foley

Ohio voters may change way Congress lines are drawn

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in the Dayton Daily News about the potential outcomes of several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that will address partisan gerrymandering.

“One direction is the court basically abandoning any role to try to police excessive partisanship in these maps,” Foley said. “The other fork in the road would take the federal judiciary down the path of being something of a police officer on this issue.”
 

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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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