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Common Cause v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: February 10, 2016
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter Registration
Current Court: Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Case 17-11315)

Issue:

Whether a Georgia statute authorizing the removal of voters from registration lists after a period of inactivity violates the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act.

Status:

Complaint filed 2/10/16. Motion to Dismiss filed 3/4/16. DOJ Statement of Interest filed 5/4/16. Order granting motion to dismiss filed 3/17/17. Notice of Appeal filed 3/23/17. Appellants' Brief filed 6/5/17. Appellee's Brief filed 7/19/17. Oral Argument held 3/9/18. Opinion Vacating Dismissal Order and Remanding for Consideration of Pending U.S. Supreme Court Case of A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted filed 3/12/18.

 

District Court Documents

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Friday round-up

A blog post written by Professor Edward Foley for ElectionLaw@Moritz about the U.S. Supreme Court case Benisek v. Lamone was requoted in SCOTUSblog. 

 

“[There] are reasons to be skeptical, at least early in the stages of the intellectual inquiry, that there would be a single ‘grand unified theory of partisan gerrymandering’ under the U.S. Constitution,” Foley writes. 


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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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