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Litigation

 

NAACP v. Murphy

Case Information

Date Filed: July 9, 2009
State: Indiana
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Case 1:09-cv-00849-TWP-DML)

Issue:

Whether the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which requires public assistance agencies in Indiana to distribute voter application forms, has been violated.

Status:

Order regarding Settlement entered 1/12/11.  Order Directing Filing of Status Report entered 3/1/11.  Joint Status Report filed 4/4/11.  Joint Status Report filed 4/18/11.  Order Vacating Status Conference filed 4/21/11.  Joint Motion to Certify the Class filed 5/12/11.  Joint Motion for Notice to Certify the Class filed 5/12/11. Order Certifying Class Action entered 5/18/11. Order Approving Class Action Settlement enter 8/25/11.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

North Carolina’s disputed race for governor: historical context

Edward B. Foley

Federal courts have a power to protect voting rights that they lacked until recently.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Donald Trump video outlines first 100 day plans

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted on Fox28 about Donald Trump’s latest video outlining plans for his first 100 days in office.

"Take immigration for example, one of the cornerstones of the Trump campaign, not just building the wall, but reversing some of President Obama's actions on immigration, in particular the protection of the immigrant children," Tokaji said. "There will be a big backlash from the growing Latino population if he acts too aggressively on that, something that could hurt the Republican Party for decades."

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Info & Analysis

Divided District Court Panel Finds Wisconsin Assembly Districts Unconstitutionally Drawn

In a 2-1 opinion, a District Court panel determined that the redistricting plan enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011 was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court deferred its ruling as to a remedy, ordering further briefing by the parties. The case is Whitford v. Nichol.

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