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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

In the News

Edward B. Foley

Symposium: Wechsler, history and gerrymandering

A post written by Professor Edward Foley was published on SCOTUSblog.

“When we look back on the half-century since Sullivan, we see a legacy in which the Supreme Court itself contributed to America’s growth as a people committed to political freedom. Sullivan is entrenched as precedent precisely because it is now indelibly part of our national self-understanding," Foley writes. "For Gill to be successful like Sullivan, it too will need to become woven into our sense of America as a democracy. The way for Gill to accomplish this is to declare: 'Although the original Gerry-mander was never tested in this Court, the attack on its validity has carried the day in the court of history.' If the court says this, then 50 years from now—thanks in large part to Gill itself—we may have matured into the genuinely representative democracy we are still striving to be.”
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a gerrymandering case involving Wisconsin state legislative districts. The court also granted a request by the state to temporarily block the lower court\'s decision until the appeal is resolved. The case is Gill v. Whitford.

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