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Ward v. Kasich

Case Information

Date Filed: October 17, 2011
State: Ohio
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: Court of Common Pleas of Clermont County (Case 2011-CVH-1847)

Issue:

Whether the Ohio General Assembly's failure to implement a redistricting plan to replace the current plan based on 2000 Census data violates (1) the requirement in Article I, section 2 of the federal constitution regarding apportionment, (2) the Equal Protection Clause, and (3) Ohio statutory law related to absentee ballot procedures.

Status:

Agreed entry of dismissal without prejudice as to all claims, counterclaims, and cross-claims filed 1/12/12.

Common Pleas 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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