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Sullivan v. Scott

Case Information

Date Filed: June 3, 2011
State: Florida
Issue: Ballot Access
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case 4:11-cv-10047)

Issue:

Whether defendants violated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act by neglection to submit voting changes for preclearnace to the Department of Justice.

Status:

Complaint Filed 6/03/11. Defendant's Motion to Dismiss filed 6/20/11. plaintiff's Response to Motion to Dismiss filed 7/06/11. Defendant's Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss filed 7/18/11. Order Dismissing Case for Lack of Standing filed 10/18/11.

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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