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Case Information

Date Filed: October 1, 2000
Courts that Heard this Case: (Case )

Date Filed: June 7, 2012
State: Arizona
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: District of Arizona (Case 12-CV-01211); US Supreme Court (Case 13-1314)


(1) Whether the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution and 2 U.S.C. 2a(c) permit Arizona's use of a commission to adopt Congressional districts, and

(2) Whether the Arizona Legislature have standing to bring suit


Amended Complaint filed 7/20/2012. Answer to Amended Complaint filed 8/10/12. Order granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and denying Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 2/21/2014.

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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

New Districts In 2018 Unlikely As SCOTUS Continues To Weigh Wisconsin Gerrymandering Lawsuit

Professor Edward Foley appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Gill v. Whitford, a landmark redistricting lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court. 


“Even if they're victorious … I think the 2018 elections will be on the old maps," Foley said. 

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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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