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Litigation

 

Barber et al. v. Bennett

Case Information

Date Filed: November 24, 2014
State: Arizona
Issue:
Courts that Heard this Case: (Case )

Date Filed: November 30, -0001
State: Arizona
Issues: Provisional Ballots, Early Voting, Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: District of Arizona (Case 14-cv-02489)

Issue:

Whether election officials handling of early ballots and provisional ballots violates the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Status:

Complaint filed 11/24/14. Motion for Preliminary Injunction and TRO filed 11/24/14. McSally's Response in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 11/25/14. McSally's Motion to Dismiss filed 11/25/14. Defendant's Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 11/25/14. Order  denying 11/27/14. Answer filed 12/11/14. Stipulation of Dismissal filed 2/18/15. Order pursuant to Stipulation to Dismiss filed 2/20/15.

District 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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